Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS), in collaboration with the Labour Department, organized a sensitization programme on HIV and AIDS for the workers of Green Ply Factory, Tizit on September 14 at Green Ply Factory.
According to a DIPR report, deputy director (MS) of NSACS, Ainato Yeptho, who also served as the moderator, led the program and enlightened the audience on the basics of HIV & AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). He emphasized on the importance of getting tested, particularly for individuals with risk factors. Yeptho reassured them that individual’s living with HIV can lead long and healthy lives with prescribed treatment and medicines.
Joint director (IEC) at NSACS, Metevinuo Sakhrie, addressed the issue of stigma and discrimination associated with HIV & AIDS. She also discussed the HIV & AIDS (Prevention & Control) Act of 2017.
Assistant director (Doc) at NSACS, Chongkoi Khaming, shed light on the significance of HIV testing, especially among pregnant mothers, emphasizing the importance of early detection and intervention.
TB/HIV supervisor, Loshon Konyak, stressed on the importance of timely screening for tuberculosis (TB) and its subsequent treatment. SDO (C) of Tizit, Tumben P Tsanglao, encouraged the attendees to be attentive and seize the opportunity to learn and protect themselves.
Earlier, welcome address was delivered by Chingkhap Konyak of the Labour Department.
The sensitization programme concluded with voluntary HIV testing and TB screening, empowering participants with knowledge and access to crucial health services.