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HIV/AIDS sensitisation held for Green Ply Factory workers

Nagaland News

Dimapur, September 15: The Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) in collaboration with the Labour Department organized a HIV/AIDS sensitization programme for workers of Green Ply Factory, Tizit on September 14, at Green Ply Factory.
Deputy Director (MS) of NSACS, Ainato Yeptho, who also served as the moderator, enlightened the audience on the basics of HIV & AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). He emphasized the importance of getting tested, particularly for individuals with risk factors. Yeptho said everyone that individuals living with HIV can lead long and healthy lives with prescribed treatment and medicines.
Joint Director (IEC), NSACS, Metevinuo Sakhrie, addressed the issue of stigma and discrimination associated with HIV & AIDS. She discussed the HIV & AIDS (Prevention & Control) Act of 2017.
Assistant Director (Doc), NSACS, Chongkoi Khaming, shed light on the significance of HIV testing, especially among pregnant mothers, emphasizing the importance of early detection and intervention.
Loshon Konyak, TB/HIV supervisor, stressed the importance of timely screening for tuberculosis (TB) and its subsequent treatment.
SDO(c), Tizit, Tumben P Tsanglao, NCS, delivered a motivational speech, encouraging attendees to be attentive and seize the opportunity to learn and protect themselves.
The sensitization programme concluded with voluntary HIV testing and TB screening, empowering participants with knowledge and access to crucial health services.
(Page News Service)