Red Ribbon Express to arrive in Jan

JK to observe World AIDS Day on Dec 1


Jammu, Nov 30: Project Director, Dr Rakesh Khajuria, J&K State AIDS Prevention and Control Society (JKSACS) on Friday said that World AIDS Day would be observed on December 1, 2012 all over the State and the inaugural function in this connection would be held at Jia Pota Ghat, Akhnoor. 
He told reporters here that the Red Ribbon Express (RRE, Train) on HIV/AIDS would arrive in JK in January 2013. It would remain in the state for about a week at four stations. Bari-Brahmana (January 2), Udhampur (January 4), Samba (January 6) and Kathua (January 8).
He informed that the issue of HIV/AIDS is a serious one and the message regarding its prevention and control needs to be spread far and wide for which the role of media is of prime importance.
He also informed that there are around 3492 HIV positive patients in J&K and 1095 are living on Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART). JKSACS is making all efforts to combat this deadly disease of HIV/AIDS in the state, he added.
Dr Rakesh also threw light on the different components of National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) being implemented by the JK State AIDS Control Society. These components include Information, Education, Communication (IEC), Integrated Counseling & Testing Centers (ICTC), Anti- Retroviral Treatment (ART), Blood Safety (BS), Main Streaming (MS), Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA), Targeted Intervention (TI).

Lastupdate on : Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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