HIV/AIDS awareness held in slum area

Voice of youth foundation organised an awareness program at Jassian Road, for the families living in slums to make them aware about health schemes run by government for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment on Sunday.

Aamna and Upender from Dr D N Kortnis health and Education centre made them aware about family planning, Janani Suraksha Yojana, child vaccination and explained the symptoms of HIV /AID and the causes of HIV and advised them to be cautious of the deadly disease. They also discussed and elaborated various treatment options that are being provided free by the government.

Prem Grover, president of Voice of Youth foundation, made them aware about the myths about HIV/ AIDS and advised not to discriminate against those inflicted with the disease as it is not spread by touching, talking, sharing utensil or sharing. The speaker suggested that a medical test should be made mandatory before marriage by government so as to save society from HIV/AIDS. He stressed on to approach hospital for pregnancy test, delivery and child vaccination.

Information brochures on family planning, Janani Suraksha Yojana, Karan and vaccine to children and AIDS were also distributed.

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