I’m ready to face rejection from the world because of my HIV – Joyce Mensah
Formal Ghana HIV/AIDS Ambassador, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah has finally accepted her HIV status after years of denying that she is positive of the virus.
Joyce, in a Facebook post on Thursday, June 10, addressed that, she has been denying her HIV status for many years because of the stigma against HIV patients, because it has caused her so much pain and rejection.
She claimed her denial against the virus was so strong that, she shredded every document containing information of her health status to the extent of lying to her landlord in Germany about it.
However, she has confirmed on her social media page to be HIV postivite, and this time, she is ever ready to face rejection from the world even if her soul want to reject her.
She said, “I have been in denial of my status for many years because HIV has caused me so much pain and rejection. I have lied to almost everyone around me just to enjoy a bit of acceptance in society.
My denial was so much that my pregnancy book in Germany which contains my HIV status, I threw it away. I started tearing every document of mine that contains my HIV status…. And if you ask me a million times about my HIV status, I will tell you I’m negative.
But in all this, I have protected everyone around me not to get infected.All my four children are negative as well…My current landlord in Germany has become my Facebook follower because she likes my videos.
They have asked me of my HIV status because they read it online..few weeks ago, I told them i was negative….But now if they are reading this, they will know the truth now and if they also want to throw me out of my apartment, I will pack my things and leave.
I am fully ready to face the rejection from the whole world and even if my soul want to reject me, i will take my things and go out of my soul….There’s no love in the world.”