Joyce Dzidzor Mensah after living in denial many years of her Hiv status finally took the bold step to come out with a public Hiv test, which vindicated the speculations many had.
After the test results, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah granted an interview detailing what life has been for her and her children even prior to coming out public when she took up the role of an HIV ambassador.
“My children are going through a lot, they cannot go to school; I recall one day my son came home from school saying that I should stop the HIV project because they call him the ‘AIDS boy’ in school.
“Just recently, my daughter, who got admission into a school, was sent home because according to a mail sent to me by the authorities they read on the internet that I have HIV. My question is should a child be denied access to education because of HIV even if it is true?
“Yes, I made a mistake by taking on this task and I didn’t know it will hurt my children this way. My children do not have anything in their blood. I want my life and my children’s back and that is why I am going to all these lengths to clear the air.
“I have not stolen any money like has been rumored, my children have a life to live, they should not suffer for a decision I made,” she said in tears.