BHUBANESWAR: Increasing awareness among the vulnerable sections of society is key to combat spread of deadly AIDS, opined speakers at an event organised by Odisha State AIDS Control Society on World AIDS Day at Jayadev Bhawan here on Thursday.
Addressing the gathering, Minister for Finance, Health and Family Welfare Pradip Amat urged people not to hate patients but the disease. ‘’The disease can be eradicated if people become more aware about how it transmits and the options to check the transmission,’’ he said.
As many as 15,000 tribal students of KISS formed a human chain in the shape of red ribbon on their Patia campus on the occasion. The activity was documented as an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records as largest human chain in Red Ribbon shape.
The students also took oath to spread awareness on HIV infection and act as peer educators in their respective communities in inaccessible regions of the State.