Local council to help stop the spread of STD in villages

October 31, 2014 6:36 am 

ORMOC CITY, Oct. 30 — The Local AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) Council (LAC) in this city will raise awareness to combat the spread of sexually transmitted disease (STD) in various villages affecting teenagers.

Ma. Lily Flores, LAC coordinator, said that “victims are getting younger.” This prompts the body to ask village officials to encourage teenagers to submit for hygiene check up at city health office.”

STD, a disease that spreads rapidly, multiplying and preying on younger generations, especially the freelance young “sex workers” and students.

If untreated, this infection may develop to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS, Flores explained.

The council tapped the Association of Barangay Chairmen, hoping that the community will become more responsive to this appeal.

The city joins the commemoration of World Aids Day on December 1. The week-long celebration includes a lecture/symposium that is integrated with values formation to students.

It will start with a motorcade around the city that will be joined by local “workers” from various establishments, counseling, and poster-making contest.

The theme, “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free generation” fits the current situation in the aftermath of typhoon “Yolanda,” when the people struggle to restore what is lost. (PNA)

LAP/SQM/ELVIE ROMAN ROA/EGR/EDS

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