Sad: No empathy on the Internet

Mc Kats

The internet is a tricky place for all of us, but particularly for those who live with mental health issues, People living with HIV. 

Extremely short videos and endless amounts of HIV testimonies, HIV content, Movies, music, jokes, all these things encourage us to scroll on our devices every day and keep us scrolling for longer.

To a user without HIV, Mental Illness, depression, this can be an entertaining way to pass time. However, to someone who suffers from mental health, Someone with HIV the Internet can be his or her end because of hate, misinformation, stigma and discrimination yet they should be empathy, encouragement 

One of the best MCs town known as MCs Kats disclosure to the public that he is HIV-positive is on treatment. 

After MCs Kats announcing how’s having HIV, people on the Internet started blaming him and never listened to his story.i

The instant Internet stigmatization can cause further issues to someone living with HIV, Depression, Mental Illness and at the same time, it may also provide relief, it also means the core cause of their suffering is not addressed.

The hate, toxic, stigma and discrimination content about HIV is ultimately detrimental and takes courage for someone to disclose his or her heath life status 

Sometimes, these negative comments can ruin the lives of people living with HIV and it makes it impossible to have the HIV stigma-free society

Those suffering from HIV are isolated in society and the internet can provide a way for those people to stay connected with others

Right now, we might now what exactly Mc Kats is going through but if we had a conducive society that lets people relate to one another, we would be knowing and trying to help him out

It’s not too late to spread love ❤️ and never judge others because of their mistakes

Watch the video below; Mc Kats talking about his health Life status


Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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