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WBC holds advocacy program on HIV & AIDS

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/4/2018 11:33:02 AM IST

Withee Bible College (WBC) organized an advocacy programme on HIV and AIDS for students and faculty on August 29.

A press release from WBC stated that, Dr. Vinito Chishi, consultant, Legislators Forum on AIDS (LFA), spoke about the seriousness of HIV&AIDS stating that a person infected with cancer may live up to five years at the most. However, he pointed out that AIDS infected person lived much longer, up to 20 or even 25 years.

Dr. Chishi said that as per blood samples tested between April 2006 and May 2018, in Nagaland, only 24,490 out of 10,79,125 were shown positive for HIV (Human immunodeficiency Virus). In this scenario, he stated that “Nagaland will become zero percent on AIDS by 2020.” Rev. Dr. Vikheshe Chishi, founder and principal WBC said that the churches, Bible colleges and Christian leaders have the platform to contribute towards achieving 0% AIDS by 2020. He said that this was an urgent call to take the initiative to educate people about HIV&AIDS.  The release also asked the legislators to continue its support for LFA in making Nagaland a free AIDS state.

 

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