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Advocacy program on drug abuse, AIDS
Published on 29 Mar. 2011 12:52 AM IST
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Nagaland Users Network in its endeavor to combat the twin epidemic of drug addiction and HIV and AIDS conducted two-day advocacy and sensitization workshop on drug abuse and HIV and AIDS on March 26 and 27 with the stakeholders of Northern and Southern region of Rengma area.
The program was supported by NSACS, Kohima Users Network, Kripa Foundation, Tseminyu and Peoples Welfare Society, Chunlikha.
The session included concept of targeted intervention, harm reduction, and basic of HIV and AIDS, sharing from Tribhuwan (KUN-NUN) on his hard life as a drug user. He explained how he tried to get rid of the habit by adopting numerous ways and means but failed where he finally overcome the problem with the help of drug rehabilitation.
Yhunile from FPAI also shared her testimony about being an HIV+ for the past many years. In her speech, she quoted “HIV/AIDS is not the end of life. With the various treatment facilities available today, one can avail it and live healthily”.
Abou Mere Director Kripa Foundation, members from the concerned citizen forum and stakeholders also exhorted the gathering.The program drew huge response from the participants during the question and answer session where many queries, myths and misconception about drug Addiction and HIV and AIDS.

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