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11.05.2004 Regional News

GAC to campaign for change of behaviour towards HIV/AIDS

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Obuasi (Ash), May 11, GNA- The Adansi West District Response Initiative (DRI) on HIV/AIDS would soon come out with a strategy to address the change of behaviour towards the spread of the HIV/AIDS. Statistics shows that more than 95 percent of the people in the area were aware of the reality of the disease yet the prevalence rate was still high.

Mr Edward Osei, the Ghana AIDS Commission Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Person for the district, who told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Obuasi said "The problem now is how people could change their behaviour.

He said the World Health Organisation (WHO) had come out with a programme of which two DRI members had been trained to address the problem.

He said Ghana AIDS Commission was doing its best to assist Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), NGOs and Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) to embark on HIV/AIDS education in the district.

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