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05.07.2005 Regional News

Nkoranza Assembly organises seminar on AIDS

GNA

Nkoranza (B/A), July 5, GNA - The Nkoranza District Assembly has organised a day's seminar to sensitise more than 300 tailors and dressmakers at Nkoranza on the causes, spread and effects of HIV/AIDS in its efforts to help combat the pandemic.

Mr Solomon Obeng-Danquah, Nkoranza District HIV/AIDS Focal Person in an address emphasized that there was still no cure for the pandemic. He dismissed claims by some herbalists of having treated some victims and asked people not to believe such claims but to be careful about their sexual behaviours.

The Focal Person said the pandemic was fast spreading in the communities and that the youth should as much as possible avoid casual sex or use condom when necessary to prevent them from contracting the pandemic.

Mr Obeng-Danquah urged the people not to discriminate against people living with the disease as everyone was at risk of contracting it.

He advised them to offer themselves for voluntary counselling and testing in the hospitals to know their health status about the pandemic. Mr Benefo Nimoh, Nkoranza District Education Coordinator in-charge of Schools Health Programme advised the youth to take precautionary measures against the pandemic by adhering to the education given them about its causes.

Mr Yaw Baffoe, Chairman of the Nkoranza District Tailors and Dressmakers Association commended the authorities of the District Assembly for organising the seminar to help save the lives of the youth. 5 July 05

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