With the aim to encourage everyone to eliminate the disparities and inequities that create barriers to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing, prevention, and access to HIV care, Aryans Institute of Nursing, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh organised a seminar on World's AIDS Day on this years's theme "Let Communities Lead". Aryans B.Sc. Nursing, GNM & ANM students participated in quiz, debate, poster presentation.
While interacting with the students, Mrs. Nidhi Chopra, Principal, Aryans Institute of Nursing said that Acquired Immuno deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is one of the deadliest pandemics in history. India has about 2.47 Million people living with HIV and approx 66000 news cases recorded last year. Today, there are laws protecting those living with HIV, there have been scientific improvements in HIV therapy, and we know a lot more about the disease.
On the occasion Principal made the students to take the oath for their participation in raising the awareness about AIDS in society. It is to be mentioned that World AIDS Day is observed on December 1st every year around the world. It is celebrated to show support for the people who are infected with HIV and to give tribute to AIDS patients. In 1988, World AIDS Day was established as the first international health day.