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The religious community told to do its part in reducing stigma against persons living and affected by HIV and AIDS

The religious community told to do its part in reducing stigma against persons living and affected by HIV and AIDS

pm prays with members of the religious communityMembers of the religious community are being urged to do their part and help break down barriers in reaching persons living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.

The words of support come from registered nurse Merle Ali who is attached with the non-governmental group Rescue Mission and is the Programme Coordinator.

Formed in 1986 the organization focuses on substance and alcohol abusers.

Speaking with News Power Now on the occasion of World AIDS Day Thursday, Ms Ali encouraged the religious community to do what they can to reduce stigma and discrimination against persons with the condition.

Rescue Mission Programme Coordinator, Merle Ali

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