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Community role vital to prevent HIV/AIDS

Community role vital to prevent HIV/AIDS

Health experts yesterday called for mass awareness, especially among the youths to prevent spread of HIV/AIDS in the region, reports BSS. They underscored for creating mass awareness about diseases like AIDS, health rules during sexual contacts, developing religious ethics and moral values, and involving the socio-religious and political leaders for prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Civil Surgeon Office organised the discussion in association with NGOs and voluntary organisations to mark the World AIDS Day-2017 in the city. 'Right to Health' was the main theme of the day.

Divisional Director of Health Dr Abdus Sobhan underscored the need for substantial and sustainable reduction of the existing HIV/AIDS risks. He stressed on concerted efforts of all quarters especially the community people.

He said HIV/AIDS is not only a health issue but also social concern and called for more coordination among different organisations and stakeholders to attain cherished results.