Last Updated on June 4, 2021 by MyGh.Online
Joyce Dzidzor Mensah, a social media superstar and former HIV/AIDS ambassador, became a trending topic this week, namely on Wednesday (June 2) after she tested HIV positive on live television.
The actress and part-time singer flew to Ghana from Germany to take the test in order to dispel the fears of those who believe she still carries the incurable disease.
The mother of three claims that the decision she made years ago to reveal her HIV-positive status and become an AIDS ambassador in order to provide her children a brighter future is now causing more damage than good to them.
she said in tears at a presser at the Press Centre in Accra shortly after the test was conducted:
“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,”