Peren, December 1 (MExN): World AIDS Day was observed in Peren with the theme ‘Getting to Zero’ at Baptist High School on December 1. The programme, organised by the District AIDS Prevention Control Unit (DAPCU), Peren in collaboration with Helpdesk (District Level Network) Jalukie, was graced by the Addl. Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Peren, S. Tainiu.
173 participants comprising students and faculty/ staff of Baptist High School, HIV facility staffs, members of NPDP+ and DAPCU attended the programme.
A press release from DAPCU Peren informed that S. Tainiu, while speaking on the theme ‘Getting to Zero’ expressed concern about the issues related to HIV/AIDS. She cited that positive attitude towards people living with HIV is important and encouraged all to show love and care and not to discriminate. She also shared that one should be responsible in protecting ourselves and our loved ones from HIV. The ADC also urged the students to live their lives responsibly as they are the future and the ones to take up leadership positions one day.
The District Programme Officer, DAPCU, Khriethonuo Tungoe conducted an awareness session on basics of HIV/AIDS with the students and staff of the school. District HIV scenario, routes of transmission, prevention, treatment and facilities available were shared during the session. Interaction followed, during which, misconceptions and doubts of the students were clarified, the release added.