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Monday, 15 December 2014

AIDS Ambassador confesses: I am not HIV Positive

After years of campaigning for HIV awareness, popular AIDS ambassador,
Joyce Dzidzor Mensah has denied that she is HIV positive.

She says ''I am not HIV positive, but I did confess that I was for the
sake of those who are really HIV positive''.

The AIDS Ambassador for many years, had claimed that she was an HIV patient.

She had been invited to speak on several occasions by churches,
schools, crusades, companies and seminars both within and outside the
country.

Joyce has even written a book and acted a movie which explained how
she contracted the virus. In the movie, starring John Dumelo, she
indicated that she came from a poor family and after her BECE, had no
money to further her education.

She had claimed she contracted the virus through the director in her
church. It was this time that she met a man of God who decided to
sponsor her music career. Joyce at this stage told her story to people
and made a CD out of it.

By this reason, she became an AIDS Ambassador and travelled to other
countries to share her story.

But speaking on several media platforms Monday, December 15, 2014,
Joyce has confessed that she lied regarding her status and has
rendered an apology to the whole world.

She has also indicated that the Ghana AIDS Commission and other
organisations she's worked with had no knowledge of her true status.

The controversial ambassador when asked if she'd thought of the legal
implications says she is ready to face any legal action resulting from
her confession.

According to her, she and her children have been through a lot of
stigmatisation on account of her alleged status and it is time for the
truth to come out.

Meanwhile persons living with HIV have expressed dismay at the deception.

One member of the Association of Persons Living with HIV AIDS has
suggested that the "confession" is a bad step taken by Joyce in
reaction to the termination of her contract with the Ghana AIDS
Commission.

He insisted that the confession could not be a PR gimmick and
suggested that she be interrogated to uncover the truth of the matter,
especially since she has been receiving treatment for HIV for several
years.



Credit: Myjoyonline.com

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