World AIDS Day 2018
On World AIDS Day, the Department of Community & Family Medicine (CFM), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, under the guidance of Dr. Rakesh Kakkar, Professor and Head, organized a rally at Gandalayapeta, in Mangalagiri in which the Medical Students of AIIMS Mangalagiri and the faculty of Dept. of CFM participated. The rally went around the streets spreading the health awareness with key health messages regarding spread and prevention of HIV/AIDS. This was followed by Role plays by the Medical students in two groups focusing on the theme of World AIDS Day 2018 “Know your status”.
The role plays were performed on the streets of Gandayapeta and at the Government Primary School for Scheduled Castes and Tribes respectively. The audience included the people in the local community and the Primary School children and their parents respectively. Also this was followed by acapella performed by the students at the school. The events aimed to break barriers to HIV testing and reduce stigma and discrimination of HIV. We thank the local community and specially, Mr.Vara Kumar, Headmaster of Govt. Primary school for welcoming the team and making the programme, a grand success. Medical Students, Aditya and Soumika, were congratulated by the headmaster and given prizes for effectively co-ordinating the role plays.