AIDS Awareness Spread Through Bike Rally in Chennai

by Rathi Manohar on  December 1, 2010 at 7:26 PM AIDS/HIV News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Awareness about AIDS was spread through a bike rally in Chennai on the eve of World AIDS day.

The Indian Community Welfare Organisations (ICWO) and Rotary Club conducted a bike rally 'Ride for Rights' to focus on the HIV infection, which kills millions every year all over the world.
 AIDS Awareness Spread Through Bike Rally in Chennai
AIDS Awareness Spread Through Bike Rally in Chennai

People affected with the virus joined hands with volunteers and rode Enfield bikes carrying messages to underscore the commitment for eradicating the virus.

"On 'World AIDS Day', we are organizing this rally, emphasising to protect the rights of people living with HIV across the country, and also giving equal importance to HIV-TB co-infection which is major challenge at present for people who are vulnerable to HIV," said A. J. Hariharan, the Indian Community Welfare Organisations (ICWO) president.

Members took a pledge to stop the spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and care for affected persons without discriminating against them.

The bike rally traversed through 22 areas in Chennai with an aim to reach one million people in the city.

"We are crossing 20 different areas in Chennai including from Anna Nagar via Vyasarpadi, Perambur, Purasaiwalkam and other places. This is to reach common people that we are part of them and they are no different from them. By marking this day this becomes the safest place here and that is what we are looking at," said Vinay Babu, a participant.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Oral Health And AIDS AIDS/HIV AIDS/HIV - Epidemiology AIDS/HIV - Clinical Features AIDS/HIV - Health Education AIDS/HIV - Prevention And Transmission AIDS / HIV - Treatment AIDS/HIV- Lab Tests and Faqs AIDS - Initial Theories and Disease Progression AIDS/HIV - Worldwide distribution and Risk of Transmission 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

Advertisement

News Category

News Archive