Awareness prog on common causes of HIV/AIDS held

IMPHAL, Jan 2: 11 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted an awareness programme on “Common Causes of AIDS and Preventive Measures” at H Mongjang village, Tengnoupal district yesterday, informed a press release issued by PRO IGAR (South).
The event saw an active participation by 109 civilians including 31 women and 55 children. The villagers were briefed regarding common causes of AIDS and preventive measures. The villagers were also encouraged to spread awareness amongst others to prevent AIDS.
The villagers participated with active interest in the lecture and also put forth their queries and myths about AIDS. The same were duly clarified by the medical staff of the unit. The villagers appreciated the awareness lecture organised during the New Year celebrations, it said.
They were made aware regarding preventive measures and clarified regarding myths which are associated with spreading of AIDS. The lecture enhanced the overall awareness of the villagers regarding the disease. The event concluded with an unanimous pledge to fight against AIDS and lend essential support to unfortunate individuals suffering with the same, it added.

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