The Red Ribbon Club in The Erode College of Pharmacy was launched on 29thJuly, 2011 under Tamilnadu Satate AIDS Control Society [TANSACS], Chennai. The Red Ribbon Club in the Institution enrolls new students every year. The Club conducts the regular activities to increase awareness on AIDS and its related issues as well as to motivate the studnets about blood donation and its importance.
AIDS, World's most significant public health challenges.
By WHO report, at the end of 2013, 11.7 million people were receiving ART in low and middle income countries.
This represents 36% [34-38%] of the 32.6 million [30.7-34.8 million] people living with HIV in low and middle income countries.
Most people living with HIV or at risk for HIV do not have access to prevention, care and treatment and there is still no cure.
To reduce new HIV infection among youth by raising their risk perception through awareness on Sex, Sexuality and HIV & AIDS.
To induce among youth the spirit to help and support people living with HIV / AIDS (PLWHA) thereby reducing stigma and discrimination against PLHWAs.
To motivate youth and build their capacity as peer educators and change agents by developing their skills on leadership, negotiation and team building.
To promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation among youth.
As a result of recent advances in access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV-positive people now live longer and healthier lives. In addition, it has been confirmed that ART prevents to onward transmission of HIV.
Progress has also been made in preventing mother-to-child transmission and keeping mothers alive. In 2013, close to 7 out of 10 pregnant women living with HIV - 970 000 women - received antiretovirals (ARVs).
RRC orientation programme and training given by ICTC Counselor on 31.07.2014.
Interactive training session by HIV +ve speaker on 31.07.2014.
Peer education training by trained programme officer on 31.07.2014.
Slogan writing competition as college level activity 28.07.2014.
Exposure visit to HIV community centre - ART [Anti-Retroviral Theraphy] Centre in Government Hospital on 17.07.2014.
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