WORLD HIV/AIDS DAY

2016-02-23 02:35:30 in: Events

WORLD HIV/AIDS DAY

Date : 1st December

UPHLS will celebrate this event together with World AIDS Day (WAD) which is normally celebrated on 1 December each year to honor AIDS victims. It also focuses on issues surrounding HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). the national theme for WAD 2016 will be announced.

The main objectives of WAD are :

- Awareness raising and prevention message
- Voluntary Counseling and Testing
- Advocacy for eradication of stigma and discrimination within communities ;
- Behavior Change Communication ;
- Action to change harmful cultural practices ;
- Access to safe means of protection (Condoms for example).