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A need for family support and inclusiveness

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Monday, May 19, 2014

FIJIans needs to go back to our culture of respect, caring, support, particularly family support and inclusiveness in order to give voice to those infected by HIV, says Dr Jiko Luveni.

The Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation minister shared this message at yesterday's AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service at the Salvation Army church in Suva.

About 100 people including some HIV patients and representatives of other Christian denominations attended the service with the theme "Let's keep the light on HIV".

"Victory will be ours one day if we continue to be committed and spread the message of awareness and prevention and improve our treatment both medically and socially, of those afflicted," said Dr Luveni.

"Today will inevitably bring painful memories to those who lost their loved ones to AIDS and remind us that we must support them and serve as a listening ear if they should wish to unburden themselves.

"This annual candlelight memorial also serves to fortify and strengthen us to battle this epidemic. It is a global battle."








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