SUDAN WATCH: US Embassy in Khartoum has organised an HIV/AIDS awareness workshop for 700 IDP students in Khartoum

Friday, December 04, 2009

US Embassy in Khartoum has organised an HIV/AIDS awareness workshop for 700 IDP students in Khartoum

From SRS - Sudan Radio Service December 4, 2009:
(Khartoum, Sudan) – The US Embassy in Khartoum has organized an HIV/AIDS awareness workshop for 700 IDP students in Khartoum.

Speaking to SRS during the workshop in Khartoum on Friday, the regional medical officer from embassy, Dr. Behzad Shahbazian, explained why the workshop was being organized for the students.

[Dr. Behzad Shahbazian]: “The goal of the programme was to reach out and educate the students in Khartoum about H-I-V and AIDS. Specifically what the disease is, how you can get it, how it is transmitted, ways to prevent it, the transmission of the disease and how you can protect yourself. Also to educate everyone about the available testing facilities here in Khartoum and in all of Sudan and also to let the students know that there is treatment available. HIV/AIDS is a problem, it is a big problem in Sub-Saharan Africa and the best way for someone to protect themselves from HIV/ AIDS is to educate themselves about it and to know the facts. To know what is right and what is wrong and to get tested if they feel they are at risk. I think that is the big message.”

Doctor Behzad Shahbazian was talking to Sudan Radio Service in Khartoum on Friday.

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