Showing posts from February, 2012

Adolescent Govt School Children Training Programme on reducing stigma and discrimination against families affected by HIV and AIDS

HIV and AIDS has crossed two decades since its first existence in India . Among people living with HIV, young people account the most affected. The impact of HIV has resulted in stigma around the infection, thus affecting people who live with HIV not sparing even the children living with HIV. The stigma of the infection has even restricted many from accessing the right information and has contributed in the increase of HIV infection among young people. In this context, Buds of Christ with support from the District Education Department of Namakkal district organised HIV and AIDS awareness sessions in schools with a focus in reducing stigma and discrimination. The program was organised in 4 Govt higher secondary schools reaching to over 1500 adolescent girls and boys in Tiruchengode Taluk. The training programme content included assessment of student’s knowledge on HIV and AIDS through quiz completion. This further facilitated interest among the students to raise questions ar