STAYING POSITIVELY NEGATIVE !!!
World AIDS Day is a global event being held for the past 28 years to encourage awareness on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and its associated complications like the Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Every year on December 1st, people worldwide are given the opportunity to “unite in the fight against HIV”1. Moreover, the events that occur throughout the globe are a means for people to show support to those afflicted and to commemorate those who have gone because of the disease.
In our setting, this WAD event was designed to educate and improve the knowledge of the audience on sexual and reproductive health issues, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections. Moreover, this was designed to help influence the youth in their capacity for decision-making through sexual empowerment.
Together, this World AIDS Day let us:
- Sensitize adolescents and youths about STI’s, HIV and ways of reducing risky behaviors that contributes to the growing rate of incidence and prevalence.
- Advocate and influence policy makers to increase their support on prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS among the youths.
- Build the capacity of the youth by educating them on life building skills so as to influence them into making informed and correct decisions in life which can lead to a more sustainable society.
- Prevent general health risk and safety as youths.
FOR this years we are expecting a bigger crowd and the details are as follows
THEME: STAYING POSITIVELY NEGATIVE
DATE: 1st December of 2016
TIME: 9 AM – 4 PM
VENUE: Ernesto Palanca Crisostomo Hall (Main Auditorium), UPHSD
Remember, an HIV/AIDS free generation begins with you and me!
NB: Volunteers are welcome for up coming events/projects just go to the volunteer page at the top right corner and register.