Chandigarh Councillors Tested for AIDS in Awareness Campaign

by Dr. Sunil Shroff on  April 8, 2007 at 11:56 AM AIDS/HIV News   - G J E 4
Chandigarh Councillors Tested for AIDS in Awareness Campaign
Sixteen councillors in the city - led by a woman mayor - Saturday got themselves tested for HIV as part of a public awareness campaign.

Officials of the state AIDS control society conducted the tests on Union Minister of State for Finance and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal, mayor Harjinder Kaur and 15 other councillors.

Out of 35 councillors in the local municipal corporation, nearly 20 chose to keep away from the special function organised here for the HIV test.

The society had put up the test facility for the public representatives at the union territory state guest house here under its "Be bold, Know your HIV status" campaign.

Chandigarh's home secretary Krishna Mohan said that the testing availed of by the minister, mayor and other public representatives would go a long way in encouraging the public to shed their reservation about medical test for AIDS.

AIDS control society project director Sonia Trikha said despite the fact that no cure was available for the deadly disease, the success stories in curbing AIDS in Thailand, Uganda and other countries showed that the disease could be prevented.

Source: IANS

Post your Comments

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.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions
i had sex with a prostitute first time with condom and then the condom breaks a little from top left , i chage it with new one and had sex complete I was so scared about HIV and feel so tired ( at that time the city temp was 46 ) i got tested nagetive after 4 week but still upset and scared after 6 weeks find that prostituteand get her test which is nagetive But i m still feeling not good feeling headache , pain in throught , burning toungue feeling (no fever, No rashes) please tell me is it due to HIV please help me
guest Friday, June 22, 2007

You May Also Like

View All