If an HIV/AIDS person has loads of self-confidence, there will be no need for him or her to use any medicine, said Additional District Medical & Health Officer (AIDS and Leprosy) T.V.S.N. Sastry on Monday.

He asserted that with higher levels of confidence, one could overcome any deficiency or disease without much problem.

He was addressing a meeting after distributing household items worth Rs. 8.5 lakhs to 1,200 children affected and infected by HIV, which were given by Vasavya Mahila Mandali.

Dr. Sastry said that society should give all support to the families that were in need of help. He lauded the VMM’s efforts to actively engage itself in support activities for AIDS victims’ families, especially distribution of mosquito nets and seeds for developing kitchen garden through Balasahagoya programme.

Women and Child Development Project Director K. Suhasini Devi and Indira Kranthi Patham (Urban) Project Director K. Siva Shankar Rao said there was every need to bring back smiles on the faces of AIDS victims’ families by extending moral support to them.

Former MP Chennupati Vidya, who presided over the programme, stressed the need for more support from all sections of society to enhance the morale of the victims’ families and their children.

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