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  01 Dec 2021, 16:33

Concerted efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS spread underscored

  RAJSHAHI, Dec 1, 2021 (BSS) - Concerted efforts of all the government and
non-government organisations concerned can be the effective means of
successful prevention of HIV/AIDS through generating public awareness on the
issue.

  Utmost emphasis should be given on bringing all the stakeholders and other
gatekeepers under necessary awareness programmes to prevent anymore infection
of the deadly virus.

  Health experts and development activists came up with the observation while
addressing a stakeholders meeting at the conference hall of the Civil Surgeon
office here today.

  The Civil Surgeon Office organised the post-rally discussion in association
with many NGOs and voluntary organisations to mark the World AIDS Day-2021 in
the city.

  'End Inequalities, End AIDS, End Pandemics' was the main theme of the day.

  Civil Surgeon Dr Quiume Talukder and its office colleagues Dr Bayezeed Ul
Islam and Dr Tamanna, Assistant Superintendent of Police Rejaul Islam
Executive Director of Ashakta Punarbashan Sangstha Abul Bashar, Light House
Project Manager Kabir Hossain and General Secretary of Diner Alo Hijra
Sangstha Sagarika addressed the meeting.

  The discussants underscored drawing people en mass about diseases like
AIDS, following health rules during sexual contacts, developing religious
ethics and moral values and involving the socio-religious and political
leaders for prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

  Dr Quiume Talukder said HIV/AIDS is not only a health issue but also a
social development concern. He stressed the need for more coordination among
the different organisations and stakeholders to attain cherished results.

  He added that only the government or any single organisation isn't capable
of resisting the HIV/AIDS infection as its risk and vulnerability is
gradually being increased due to various reasons.

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