Barbadians’ response behaviours and attitudes towards People Living with HIV (PLHIV) are changing for the better.
Based on the key findings of the National HIV/AIDS Commission’s Stigma and Discrimination Survey 2014, compared to a similar survey conducted in 2011, there has been a noticeable change in the response behaviours of the population. These key findings were revealed recently during a Dissemination Meeting on ‘Demystifying Stigma & Discrimination: A Stakeholder’s Perspective’ at the Warrens Office Complex recently.
According to Research Consultant with Proteqt Inc, Unri Babb, there were marked increases in the number of people comfortable eating from the plate of a person who is HIV positive; the willingness to care for a family member with HIV and sharing a toilet seat with PLHIV.
Babb said that as it relates to the first category, the figure stood at 36.3 per cent in 2...