The spread of HIV/AIDS has affected millions of people worldwide. The misconceptions of the disease ascend because of different causes, general ignorance and misunderstanding about scientific knowledge of this infectious disease. The present study deals with misconception associated with the HIV/AIDS disease regarding its remission. People get information and definition of things, behaviours so on from their surroundings, so that perception of patients about their disease is always very stigmatized. People are more concerned about stigmas rather than the disease itself. The current qualitative study highlights some stigma which involved in developing self-perception of HIV/AIDS patients at DHQ Dera Ghazi Khan. Ten interviews were conducted from Patients and Five from medical staff, along with two technicians. There is a number of factors which needs to be included in prevention mechanism to aware the population of how this disease spread and what is just illusion or misunderstandings.
1-Faiz Rasool PhD Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Faryal Javed M.Phil., Department of Anthropology, Quaid-I-Adam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.