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REPORT: As World AIDS Day draws near, LBCI meets with HIV-infected person

publishing date: 26/11/2016 15:51:19
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Sami (which is not his real name) discovered that he was infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seven years ago and was fired from his job. To this day, he has not known how he got infected.

 

His only regrets go to the society that does not understand.

 

“My parents were shocked at first, but then they understood and supported me in my situation, even my friends; but my biggest fear remains the society we live in, their way of thinking, and their questions: how did you get it? Why did you get it?” Sami said in an interview with LBCI.

 

The HIV, which transforms into acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), is no longer dangerous. There are 30 organizations in Lebanon that take care of HIV-infected people, whose number reaches around 200 per year.

 
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