Being infected with HIV/AIDS is one of the saddest tragedies in life, therefore, being bullied or discriminated against for a disease no one chose to be infected with is unkind, inhumane and needs to stop.
London, UK (PRWEB) December 02, 2014
It is an undeniable truth that HIV and AIDS are life-threatening illnesses, and with World AIDs Day celebrated this week, it is becoming more evident that those suffering from HIV/AIDS are often the target of bullying and discrimination. NoBullying investigates the bullying of HIV positive patients in an article released today.
HIV and AIDS sufferers can be excluded from renting apartments, purchasing homes or from employment. Even though these exclusions are illegal, discrimination still occurs.
According to the article, published on December 1st, 2014, Youth may be bullied if or when it is revealed that they are HIV positive. Bullies may view HIV and AIDS as a weakness or as something that could have been prevented. Often, the spread of HIV and AIDS is preventable through safe sex precautions and non-sharing of drug needles. However, one in six people are not aware they are carrying the HIV virus. In the beginning stages, the symptoms of HIV may not be apparent, so one can spread the disease unknowingly.
For youth, their HIV positive diagnosis may be completely out of their control. Infected mothers can pass HIV to their babies through pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Babies are infected often before they take their first breath and should not be bullied or discriminated against for something they have no control over.
The article stresses that bullying of those with HIV and AIDS shouldn't be accepted and lobbyists need to work on stopping it. The Zero Discrimination campaign on World AIDS Day makes a giant step toward spreading the facts and reducing bullying of HIV Patients.
According to the article, so many misconceptions surround AIDS and an HIV positive diagnosis. These misconceptions contribute to the bullying and discriminatory treatment of those inflicted with the disease.Therefore, campaigning for more education on AIDS facts is more than essential.
It is also highlighted in the article that bullying towards children and adults diagnosed with HIV/AIDS can stop if the community is taught about all the facts surrounding this disease.
Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying says “Being infected with HIV/AIDS is one of the saddest tragedies in life, therefore, being bullied or discriminated against for a disease no one chose to be infected with is unkind, inhumane and needs to stop.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of neglecting online safety and photos safety. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.