Under the directives of NSACS, District AIDS Prevention Control Unit (DAPCU) Peren conducted four sensitization programmes on HIV and AIDS at Athibung, Azailong, Samzuiram and Benreu from November 20-25. The areas were selected on the basis of prevalence and vulnerability.
In all four programmes, resource persons from local NGOs and medical officer discussed on HIV and AIDS basics, STIs, usage of condoms, blood donation/ safety, care and support, stigma and discrimination and the services available for PLHAs.
The programmes were attended by over hundred participants including village council members, village health committee members, women, youth, students, church workers and village elders. The programs were successfully conducted with the village council and the village stakeholders of the places giving their full support and co-operation.