Monday, July 14, 2008

Perspective for this fkcing cold dark Monday

So, children over 12 can make the independent decision to be tested for HIV and/or start on antiretroviral treatment.

This means they can bypass their conservative parents who do not want to know about such a disease, if they do not want to admit to their parents they are sexually active, or if they have been abused and cannot admit it to/ receive medical support from their primary caregiver. Etcetera.

But they need their parents’ or primary caregiver's consent to take school- or NGO-organised transport to clinics.

Just another fun example of Catch-22 in the lives of people with less.

2 comments:

livingladolcevita said...

baby steps, hey champers. At least someone is acknowledging that not just grown ups are at risk.

boldly benny said...

Hi Champers

While I see dolce's point, these things upset me - it's a case of making progress and then being pushed backwards!