FOR those that know, the ‘Kunchi’ incident grabbed the eye of Guyana’s Facebook group for a day or so, but it surely was the video of a spouse alleging her husband’s infidelity that snatched the scene and left many in shock, however nonetheless glued to their screens.
On Monday, a collection of brief movies have been uploaded to Facebook during which a girl, who appeared to have been not directly addressing her husband’s mistress, purportedly uncovered the medical historical past of herself and her husband with accusations of an identical destiny of the ‘other’ lady.
The visibly distraught married lady not solely instructed her husband’s alleged mistress to remain away from the married man, but additionally suggested that the ‘other’ lady search medical consideration, disclosing that each her and her husband had been dwelling with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) some 14 years.
The Facebook commentators swarmed to the movies, downloading and sharing them in every single place, even submitting parodies utilizing common TikTok developments.
But in a smaller a part of the social networking web site, a dialog struggled to interrupt via on the significance of confidentiality and respect for individuals’s medical historical past, actual or perceived.
Plenty of Facebook customers berated the lady for making the accusation towards her husband and his alleged mistress, whereas others egged the problem on.
The total ordeal didn’t sit properly with the Head of Guyana’s National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), Dr Tariq Jagnarine who mentioned “disappointment” was what he felt concerning the occasions.
Dr Jagnarine instructed The Buzz it was disheartening to see such a difficulty broadcasted on a social media platform.
He mentioned his company, which kinds a part of the Ministry of Health, has intervened within the matter and is offering counselling to the couple concerned. Dr Jagnarine mentioned clearly that the video presents and factors to the extent of stigma and discrimination nonetheless ongoing in Guyanese society towards individuals dwelling with AIDS.
“We are happy that we are able to work with both of them and come to a common consensus,” Dr Jagnarine mentioned in very terse remarks.