Its prevalence is found to be high some mandals

At least 25 per cent to 30 per cent of the gap in the AIDS prevention and awareness programmes must be filled by the World AIDS Day falling on December 1, Project Director of AP State AIDS Control Society R.V. Chandravadan said here on Monday. Later on efforts must continue to gradually fill the remaining gaps, Mr. Chandravadan said while addressing Nodal Officers and staff of the District AIDS Prevention and Control (DAPC) units from five coastal districts at a meeting.

Additional District Medical and Health Officer and District Nodal Officer P. Rajendra Prasad, Technical Expert from the National AIDS Control Organisation T.L.N. Prasad, Deputy Director (STI) J.V.D.S. Prasad and others were present. The AIDS surveillance study was not conducted last year and would be done from September 15 this year.

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