Training programme for HIV trainers



    Shimla (Dec 20): A three-day training of trainers on “Strengthening HIV and AIDS Response at Community Level through Self-Help Groups (SHG), Anganwari Workers and Panchayati Raj Representatives” concluded at meeting hall of CMO office here on Sunday.

    Dr RK Sood District, AIDS programme officer (DAPO), Kangra, stated that 32 participants including health educators, counselors of integrated counseling and testing centres, senior treatment supervisors of RNTCP participated and gained enhanced knowledge about HIV and AIDS like Link between STIs and HIV infection; most at risk and vulnerable groups for HIV infection; modes of transmission and natural progression of HIV; principles of management of HIV infection; and prevention of STIs and HIV infection and facilities of ICTC/PPTCT, ART, CCC, etc.

    Dr RK Agnihotri, DAPO Hamirpur, added that the participants also developed enhanced commitment to strengthen HIV and AIDS response at community level through frontline workers and SHGs through understanding the social and ethical issues related to HIV and AIDS; identifying the role of frontline works and SHGs in eliminating stigma and discrimination; and developing commitment to promote rights of the PLHIV through their work and in their life. They also visited the ART Centre at Tanda, ICTC and community care centre and interacted with HIV positive speakers to gain in-depth perception on issues related to living with HIV.

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    1. Great! Valuable progress has been made in increasing access to HIV and AIDS services, yet greater commitment is needed around the world if the goal of universal access is to be achieved. Millions of people continue to be infected with HIV every year. The HIV community “” claims that Their members has increased a lot in 2010. I agree that More education is key against HIV. Hope all people can find love and support, never feel lonely again!

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