Monday , August 2 2021

Severe criticism of the new campaign "Minsk" for HIV

There was not a very good reception a new HIV campaign promoted by the Ministry of Health.

In a 30 second video broadcast on social networks, the site rises while a group of people are watching the camera: "One of these people may have HIV and you have 10 seconds to discover it. But it is impossible to know, because the only way is to test. Take the test, take care of your body, use a condom. Take care of your life and for others. "

The criticism came from both foundations and activists. For Identifies the Foundation, for example, "This campaign is a mistake".

"This perspective is contrary to the human rights approach that the HIV / AIDS campaign should have. Stigmatizing HIV-positive people is not the way"They say.

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Activist and journalist Victor Hugo Robles, criticized him "Police and Investigative Format" of the campaign. "It does not get close to a quick test, but uses (abuses) with faces, some of them HIV, posing a daunting challenge:" You have 10 seconds to discover it, "he says.

From the Movement for Sexual Diversity (MUMS) pointed to "Non-compliance with preventive work and organizations of people with HIV".

The trans-activist Alessia Injoque commented that "to speak It must be with seriousness, care and respect; we are talking about people, their lives, the huge social stigma they charge, and this advertising, instead of fighting, is rising. Presenting people with HIV as criminals only makes it difficult to talk about the topic and discourage testing"

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