Visiting Tanzania specially for the launch of the film, Canon Gideon Byamugisha and his wife, Pamela, thanked the participants for their commitment to the fight against AIDS. Canon Gideon emphasized that AIDS-related stigma leads to shame, denial and discrimination, which in turn increase the spread of HIV and worsen the impact of AIDS. He called upon religious leaders to put an end to AIDS-related stigma. “People should be free,” he said, “to go for HIV testing and, if the result is positive, to reveal their sero-status without feelings of shame and fear”.
As part of the launch, all 127 participants lit candles as an act of remembrance of loved ones, colleagues and friends who have died of AIDS.
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