HIV is a spiritual disease; s.ex with women who wear waist beads can prevent it – Kumasi resident
It was revealed earlier this week that a total of 23,495 persons in Ghana tested positive for HIV in the first half of this year (January to June).
Dr Stephen Ayisi Addo, Programme Manager of the National STIs and HIV/AIDS Control Programme, revealed this.
Despite the dismal record, some Kumasians have questioned the disease’s existence.
Some residents of the Ashanti regional capital, speaking to Luv FM’s Bright Emmanuel Quaicoe, claimed they are unconcerned about the rising incidence of diseases.
According to one of the inhabitants’ replies, the sickness is a spiritual ailment that cannot impact them.
“It is a spiritual illness.” It is not something that everyone will get. Because, in terms of AIDS, we’ve lived in this township for a long time. Malaria, on the other hand, has a tough time attacking humans.
“You will be immune if you pray and worship God properly.” Because when a man sleeps with a woman, God rejoices. “God then recognizes the advantages of his creatures,” he explained.
Another resident said that, in his opinion, a guy cannot get infected if he has sexual contact with a lady who wears waist beads.
“I’m truly concerned. But, in terms of AIDS, I believe that if you sleep with a female who wears beads, you will not become infected. Like a result, I believe we should treat it as a regular sickness. “Every woman should wear beads to lower infection rates,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Dr Kyeremeh Atuahene, Director General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, has advised those infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to seek treatment.
On Thursday, he mentioned this in an interview with JoyNews’ The Pulse.
Dr. Atuahene emphasized the need of HIV patients accepting therapy in order to maintain viral suppression levels.
He went on to say that all HIV-related services in the nation are free, and patients are not forced to pay anything.
He also stated that “HIV medications are available in over 5,000 health institutions, ranging from teaching facilities to Regional Hospitals, as well as multiple polyclinics and health centers, and may be obtained for free.”