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MANASO SLAMS HIV AND AIDS MISCONCEPTIONS
By Meclina Chirwa
As the globe marks World AIDS Day, the Malawi Network of AIDS Organizations has appealed to stakeholders to deal with knowledge gap and misconceptions to curb further spread of HIV and AIDS.
In an interview with Timveni Online, MANASO Executive Director Jones Chimpukuso highlighted that myths and false impressions about the disease continue to influence risky behaviors.
According to Chimpukuso, the problem is prevalent rural areas where HIV transmission is treated with little attention.
Chimpukuso cited misplaced beliefs that HIV is curable by sleeping with a virgin, eating fresh vegetables and offering sacrifices.
In this regard, he has called for concerted efforts among relevant stakeholders to raise awareness.