Kigbu commended the House for passing the bill into law, hoping that the Senate and the president would also do the same. When we reduce stigma and discrimination, we also cut the chain of transmission, so the essence of this bill actually is to get to achieve a zero level of infection of HIV/ AIDS in Nigeria. When you are positive, you hide because you are going to be stigmatised by family, friends and the society. As couple, the wife or the husband will not like to disclose his or her status because of fear of stigma, this has promoted the transmission of the virus. A breast-feeding mother who may be HIV positive will not want to go for test because she fears she is going to be stigmatised, she will continue to breast feed her baby.
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