Stop the HIV and AIDS stigma -Kenya

Source: The Standard Updated

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

Yesterday, KTN highlighted the heartbreaking story of Elijah Zachary Lemayan who was denied a chance to attend a primary school in Kajiado County over his HIV status. Like any school-going 12-year-old, Elijah, who has become a symbol of hope in the face of the devastating Aids disease ravaging villages in Africa, wanted to go to school to learn and pursue his dream career. He was denied that chance because of a condition that is not of his making; his mother infected him unknowingly while breast-feeding. One wonders how many students have been turned away elsewhere because they are HIV-positive. Needless to say, nobody should be


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