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Rickshaw and thella pullers sensitized on HIV and AIDS
Published on 16 Mar. 2011 2:35 AM IST
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Dimapur Network of people Living with HIV and AIDS (DNP+), Dimapur conducted advocacy cum sensitization programme with rickshaw and thella pullers of Dimapur on March 6 at Centre for Community Transformation, Walford, Dimapur. The programme held under the theme “Reaching out the unreached”, was supported by Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS), Kohima.The resource person of the programme was Dr. Temsu, M.O ICTC, District Hospital Dimapur who shared on STI, condoms, voluntary blood donation and testing. Penesa, general secretary, DNP+ shared on basic of HIV and AIDS, care, while Avah, counselor, Care DIC of DNP+ spoke on support for PLHIV and stigma and discrimination by Darshim of DNP+. Yanger Aier, support net officer, DNP+ shared on the topic service available in Dimapur district for PLHIV and Moa Phom, president, DNP+ shared on importance of testing. Around 100 participants attended the programme, including staff of mobile ICTC and 34 persons volunteered for voluntary blood testing.

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