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Muslim leaders have a big role to play to curb the spread of AIDS, but their mentality must change from blaming the victims for lack of morals to treating them with care and dignity, reports MICHELE LIAN who attended the 2nd International Muslim Leaders' Consultation on HIV/AIDS in Kuala Lumpur last week.
The high cost of treatment remains a big problem for Malaysians with HIV/AIDS. In conjunction with International AIDS MemorialDay today, IVY SOON reports on the vital need for price reduction programmes that would help to render HIV/AIDS a chronicmanageable disease here.
Wanita MCA will start a sex education cum HIV/AIDS awareness campaign by the middle of this year, targeting the sexually active in the Chinese community.
As one of the first Malaysian HIV-positive women to speak up about the disease, the late Basariah Sahak had gained recognition as a fighter against discrimination and helped create awareness about the disease during the early years of its outbreak in the 1990s.