- A 17-year-old girl has been kicked out of her home by her father
- Her father has decided not to take care of her due to the HIV disease she has contracted
- The Ghana AIDS Commission is set to begin investigations into the issue
A father has disowned his 17-year-old daughter because she is HIV positive.
Reports by Myjoyonline.com show that the young girl, who looks so pale and emaciated, got infected with the virus by her mother who is currently dead from the disease.
The young girl has stated that her father has left her to her fate as he now takes care of himself leaving her to die helplessly.
The young girl (name withheld) is currently home without any form of education as her only living parent has refused to also fund her education.
“Even when he brings the food home, he eats alone and leaves me hungry…he does not give me water or soap to take my bath," she said.
Meanwhile, the Ghana AIDS Commission is calling for investigations into the matter.
Director General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr Mokowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi, argues that all forms of discrimination against persons living with HIV are criminal and punishable by law.
Discrimination and stigmatisation against persons with HIV/AIDS is documented as one of the main factors causing the spread of the virus in the country.
Ghana remains one of the countries that rely heavily on funding from donor partners for anti-retroviral treatment.
What this means is that should these partners refuse not give in aid, Ghana's HIV management could be on the brink of a health threat.
According to reports, the government only contributes 7 percent to the funding of HIV drugs with 93 percent of the money coming from the private sector.
As it stands now, the Volta and Brong Ahafo regions are the hardest when it comes to HIV infections.
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