ITANAGAR, November 11: Noting that conscience is a better tool to fight HIV / AIDS, the deputy deputy chief, Chowna Mein, called on young people to educate the public about HIV / AIDS.
"Young people can play a crucial role in public awareness about HIV / AIDS, their causes, their mode of transmission and preventative measures," Mein said as he addressed the great end of the "Red Rockfest" media campaign (MMC) on Dree Ground near here or on Sunday.
Indicating that drug injection (IDU) emerged as the main mode of transmission of HIV, Mein emphasized the need to maintain strict surveillance at all transit points to verify drug smuggling.
"An infallible mechanism is necessary to verify the scourge of drugs, including the illegal cultivation of opium," he said.
Mein said the state government would extend all support to the health department in conducting awareness programs.
Speaking about the MMC, Health Minister Alo Libang said: "This is our effort to reach the masses and motivate HIV testing among people and the treatment of people living with HIV.
"This awareness campaign will also help clarify the stigma associated with HIV / AIDS and encourage people to present HIV testing," he said, adding that timely detection and proper treatment can prolong the lives of people living with HIV.
The director of Health Services, Dr. M Lego, said that HIV is a syndrome and that anyone can get in touch with her if she does not know about HIV, its causes, the mode of transmission, and the protection measures.
The director of the project of the Society of Control of State Aid of Arunachal Pradesh (APSACS), Dr. Riken Rina, reported that the MMC, thematic "If life". A musical trip against HIV / AIDS, "was launched in Yingkiong on September 14 by the minister of family and family welfare.
He said that the winner of Red Rockfest would become the MMC's ambassador of the APSACS for next year and represent the state at the regional level the rock concert competition to be held in Kohima, Nagaland, in February 2019, where all the winners of the group Eight states of the northeast will compete with each other by the title of the champion.
Before, Mein along with Libang awarded the cash prize of Rs 50,000 to the winner, "The Megh". The first runner-up, & # 39; AR01 & # 39; and second runner, "The Demon", received Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000, respectively. The band "Heatstroke" received the consolation prize of Rs 10,000.
Red Rockfest was organized by APSACS with the support of the National AIDS Control Organization.