Monday, December 2, 2013

“Getting to Zero” HIV/AIDS Target intervention and Link Workers Scheme workers of SEVAI took pledge on world AIDS Day-2013.

SEVAI TI/LWS Teams taking pledge to work towards "Zeroing HIV"

The world Aids day-2013 was observed on 1, December 2013 by SEVAI, a Trichy based NGO in Allur near Trichirappalli. The Project manager Mrs.Mohana Sundaram mentioned that When we speak about getting to zero we mean zero new HIV infections, zero babies born with HIV and zero deaths from AIDS related illnesses. The Link Worker District Resource Person,Mrs.Amala Rajkumar said that The Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) enters the body through blood, semen, vaginal secretions or breast milk by way of unprotected sexual contact. Transmission can also occur from a mother to a child during pregnancy, birth or breast feeding, or contaminated body piercings and tattoos. The TI and LWS teams thanked the valuable support given by NACO, TANSACS, VHS and SEVAI for achieving the goals of getting Zero. The team took a pledge that that they would work hard for reducing significantly the Sexual transmission of HIV, including among young people, men who have sex with men and transmission in the context of sex work and Vertical transmission of HIV eliminated and AIDS-related maternal deaths reduced, All new HIV infections prevented among people who use drugs, access to antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV who are eligible for treatment,TB deaths among people living with HIV reduced, All people living with HIV and households affected by HIV are addressed in all national social protection strategies and have access to essential care and support and Zero tolerance for gender-based violence.-Govin

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