With continuing medical improvements, PLWHAs today enjoy increasing prospects of living a normal life.
However, there are obstacles to their doing so largely because of continued marginalization by their own families, employers and society at large. This stems from a multitude of causes, among them lack of knowledge about AIDS infection and infectiousness, lack of compassion for their plight, or personal prejudice. In our strategic review last year, we adopted it as a paramount objective to help change social attitudes, so that PLWHAs can have a chance of leading life with dignity.
Family, employer and social acceptance are essential for their survival and the chances of success of our work. Therefore, advocacy activities addressed to these groups form priority objectives of our mission.