On World AIDS Day 2022, Chiraghdin Community Health Centre, Sialkot organized an awareness seminar for the community.
The participants were thoroughly briefed about AIDS and HIV virus, and their deadly repercussions. The doctor explained the high prevalence rate of AIDS in Pakistan and its modes of transmission including unsafe blood transfusions, reuse or sharing of syringes among IV drug abusers, unprotected intercourse, and vertical transmission. Various misconceptions and stigmas associated with AIDS were also addressed in this seminar.
Chiraghdin Community Health Centre has a VCCT clinic for HIV/AIDS patients and rapid testing by kit methods with a proper referral system. The community was encouraged to get themselves screened on yearly basis and to start the treatment timely in case of a positive diagnosis.
The seminar concluded with refreshments and National Anthem.