MANIMAJRA,29 Apr:TODAY, volunteers of YUVSATTA in collaboration with and State AIDS Control Society, U.T., Chandigarh and Chemists Association of Manimajra, organized a MAGIC Show on HIV/AIDS and Condom Promotion at Shivalik Garden, Manimajra, Chandigarh, motivating people, especially ladies to be the AGENTS OF CHANGE.Giving information about the Campaign Mrs. Rupinder, Project Manager of Yuvsatta said that support of 50 female peer leaders was enlisted from Manimajra, for providing Counseling for appropriate behaviour change with regard to usage of condoms, giving information for access to treatment of sexually transmitted infections which is a critical factor in reducing the transmission of HIV infection.Shri Ved Prakash, the Magician though his lively magic tricks and announcements, informed the people about various aspects of HIV/AIDS – ways of transmission and its prevention and about SHG’s, which was followed by lively question answer session.
Mr. Parmod Sharma, Coordinator of Yuvsatta who presided over the function told the people that as there is no cure of AIDS and prevention is better than cure. People should MAKE A PROMISE to STOP AIDS by 100% Condom usage to meet the Challenge put forth by HIV/AIDS. He also appealed them for voluntary blood testing of HIV status. He further said that with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the rise, it becomes absolutely imperative to educate people on safe sex.
Free condoms and hundreds of brochures/handbills on HIV/AIDS were also distributed by Yuvsatta volunteers to the slum dwellers on the occasion.