KABALE –The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt Rev Gaddie Akanjuna, has urged Christians not to discriminate and stigmatize HIV/AIDS patients but rather take good care of them so that they can live longer and happy lives.
Bishop Akanjuna made the call today during a confirmation service at Emmanuel Mayengo COU Parish under Kamuganguzi Archdeaconry in Katuna Town Council of Kabale district.
Bishop Akanjuna reminded believers that the HIV threat still exists and is increasingly spreading among the young population. He however asked Christians to shun stigmatizing and discriminating among their relatives and friends who contract the disease, but rather love and support them.
The prelate also challenged those living HIV-positive lives to heed to the medical prescription of the ARV drugs if they are to live longer and healthy.The bishop’s message came as Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate World AIDS Day under the theme: “Let Communities Lead”
.Preaching during the service in which he also confirmed 43 Christians into the Anglican faith, Bishop Akanjuna asked believers to live holy lives and urged parents to set a good example for their children.