ANACS celebrates 30th Anniversary of WAD in Isles

Port Blair, Nov 28: On 1st December, 2018 A & N AIDS Control Society (ANACS) will join rest of the world to commemorate World AIDS Day (WAD) under the theme “Know Your Status”. This will also be an occasion to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day dedicated for raising awareness of the AIDS Pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. A & N AIDS Control Society urges people to know their HIV infection status through testing and to have an access to HIV prevention, treatment and care services. The referral G.B. Pant Hospital provides counselling and testing services at room no. 66 A and Care support and treatment with Anti Retroviral Medicines through the ICTC centre.
Mrs. Kriti Garg, IAS, Secretary (Health), A & N Administration shall release a brochure which contains objectives of National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), statistics and brief summary of facilities provided by A & N AIDS Control Society (ANACS) to the people of this territory.
On the occasion of World AIDS Day, the office building of A & N AIDS Control Society at Atlanta Point shall be named as “Red Ribbon Building”. The name plaque shall be unveiled by Smt. Anusia Devi, Chairperson, PBMC. A & N AIDS Control Society’s flag shall be hoisted by Dr. S.P. Burma, DHS, A & N Administration in the morning. The Occasion is to encourage people to support those who are living with HIV & AIDS and to commemorate those who have lost their lives due to HIV & AIDS.
Mr. K.R. Meena, IAS, Principal Secretary (Health) shall flag-off the AIDS awareness rally of college and school students from the “Red Ribbon Building”, Atlanta Point and the rally shall pass through the city area and culminate at Veer Savarkar Park opposite Cellular Jail with address by Director of Health Service and distribution of refreshment.
The A & N AIDS Control Society exhorts citizens and institutions of this territory to observe the day to gear up the activities aimed at curbing the menace of HIV infection. Since High Risk Behaviour (HRB) has got a direct impact on the spread of the disease; addressing it is of paramount importance. The increase in the drug abuse (ganja, etc) and alcoholism contributes greatly to the spread of the disease. Hence, having a good check on the addiction and behavioural changes will go a long way in the health of the community, as said.

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