Crime Check Tv Gh have questioned Ghanaians that what would they have done if you were in the shoes of Joyce Dzidzor Mensah when it has been known that she is not HIV positive as people knew about her?
Crime Check Tv Gh shared a message on their social media wall today, Thursday, 3rd June, 2021 by stating that "she has always known her status as HIV positive but decided to be the face of a campaign to help reduce the stigmatization of HIV/AIDS patients at a time many with the disease wouldn't show their their face. At a point, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah fell victim herself to the horrors of stigmatization when her family was thrown out of their rented apartment after the landlord became aware of her status. Another landlord, she says returned her money to her after she had secured the place to do her barbering business for the reason being that she is HIV positive. The worst of it all is when a headmaster in one of the private schools in Koforidua sent her little daughter packing on the flimsy excuse that her Mum is HIV positive. She had had enough. Amidst her depression, she did a turn around and lied that she has never been positive at a time her 800 ghc monthly allowance from the Ghana Aids Commision had ceased. She shouldn't have lied maybe, but she insists she had to lie for her children to be accepted by society. This and many other reasons led her to do a live HIV test with her kids at a press conference yesterday" and asked Ghanaians that "What would you have done if you were in her shoes?
In respond to the message from Ghanaians who commented on under the post, they feel so sad for Joyce Dzidzor Mensah for going through a lot in the country and encouraged her to stay strong but some people still doubt the test she conducted.
Someone encourage her by saying that: Aww Joyce be strong ok, I can imagine trauma you and the kids might be going. Please do your every best to stand up for yourself and our children! I support you even if you had to lie at a point, I am a mother and I feel your predicament. More strength to you I pray, you're a great mother. Much respect and love.
Some people said its not easy to do that and most HIV patients has died because of the stigma and said God should help her.
See responses from Ghanaians below.
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