Working for zero stigma and discrimination

HONG KONG (SE) : “We still see stigma and discrimination against people suffering from HIV/AIDS,” the director of the St. John’s Cathedral HIV Education Centre, Elijah Fung, said at a simple ceremony to mark World Aids Day held at the Li Hall on December 1.

Commenting that the number of new infections reported in Hong Kong over the past year may be low compared with the rest of the world, she said that she believes that if the stigma surrounding AIDS could be removed, people would have access to better information and that number could be reduced even further.

“We still need to create a society without the barriers of discrimination, as people with...