Published on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 08:27
Written by Charles Rukuni
The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome has been with us for more than two decades. But hundreds of Zimbabweans still die from the disease not because they cannot find medication but simply because they are in denial. They refuse to accept that they have the disease. Instead they insist that they have been bewitched. To make matters worse, their relatives tend to support them instead of telling them bluntly that they have AIDS and that it is not a disgrace to have the disease. A quarter of the population has it, so they must accept that and seek medical attention. This appears to be the case with the Global Political Agreement.