Tuesday, December 16, 2014

World AIDS Day-2014 observed in SEVAI.


Pledge taken on HIV Prevention,care and support in SEVAI Centre

SEVAI a Trichy based NGO in Tamilnadu observed World AIDS Day on December 1 to spread the awareness about the AIDS pandemic as this day observation is a unique opportunity for people across the world to unite in the fight against AIDS and show their support for people living with the deadly disease as well as to commemorate people who have died. Dr.K.Govindaraju, Founder Director of SEVAI (www.sevaingo.in) delivered the key note address on this occasion and mentioned that the  campaign  for World AIDS Day 2014 is "Getting to Zero - "Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.". Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-related deaths. World AIDS Day observation reminds the public that HIV is still very much prevalent and that there is an immediate need to increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education. AIDS is different from HIV; a person who is HIV positive does not necessarily have AIDS, but all people with AIDS are HIV positive. Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is a virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. In the advanced phase of HIV infection, the infected may develop a number of 'AIDS-defining illnesses' which could be very debilitating and possibly lead to death.’ Dr.K.Govindaraju urged the Link workers team of HIV/AIDS in SEVAI and target intervention to create awareness to public and vulnerable population about Precautionary Measures against AIDS to increase public knowledge about HIV. By being informed about how HIV is transmitted and how to protect themselves and others, one could enjoy life and prevent the spread of HIV.Make life as normal as possible for the AIDS patient - give them the community free from stigma and discrimination.” Worlds AIDS DAY 2014 pledge was taken on this occasion”-Govin

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