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Sabotaging stigma

IN the heart of Kuala Lumpur lies a safe haven for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their family members. Fourteen-year-old Hawa (not her real name) comes here after school and spends time with the volunteers. “I feel happy to be here. I get to meet people, talk to them, learn how to use the […]

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Advocating awareness

By SHARMILA NAIR and ANGELIN YEOH alltherage@thestar.com.my YOU are HIV positive. Don’t touch us!” That is one of the taunts 13-year-old Alina has to endure every time she gets into an argument with her schoolmates. “They promised they won’t tell anyone, but whenever we argue, that’s the first thing they point out,” said a Alina, […]

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