The 198th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force conducted a HIV/AIDS awareness programme and voluntary testing camp at its headquarters at Indira Priyadarshini stadium on Tuesday.
One hundred and fifty jawans and officers of CRPF underwent HIV test at the camp. The programme was conducted under the aegis of Visakha AIDS Control Society (VACS) of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation. VACS secretary K.S.L.G. Sastry along with his team delivered lectures on AIDS awareness to the jawans of CRPF and conducted counselling sessions for their benefit.
Dr. Sastry underlined the importance of awareness on safe sex among all in order to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and appreciated voluntary testing by CRPF jawans and officers at the camp.
CRPF Commandant Rakesh Choudhary thanked VACS for their help in making the programme a success. Second-in-command Dilip Kumar Srivastava, Chief Medical Officer Poonam Choudhary, Deputy Commandant Resham Singh and others were present.
Keywords: Health awareness