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MPVHA to hold AIDS awareness programme

MADHYA PRADESH Voluntary Health Association (MPVHA) and UNICEF (Bhopal) will jointly organise a two-day programme on youth orientation for ?HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention and control? at Hotel President Planet on February 8.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2006 15:33 IST

MADHYA PRADESH Voluntary Health Association (MPVHA) and UNICEF (Bhopal) will jointly organise a two-day programme on youth orientation for ‘HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention and control’ at Hotel President Planet on February 8.

About 150 youths have been invited to participate in the programme from around 15 districts of Malwa region. The main objective of the programme is to upgrade the knowledge of youth for AIDS prevention and control, to inform youth about the myths and fallacies related to HIV/AIDS and to develop a cadre of young information disseminators at the grassroots level with learn-through-fun method.

An MPVHA spokesman said that there are about 40 million people in the world living with AIDS, of which five million are Indians - that is one per cent of the adult population. The problem becomes more complicated when people lack accurate information, thus an awareness programme has been organised.

More information could be obtained from Manoj Joshi over telephone number 98260-78003 and 0731-4998795.