Deputy Commissioner A.M. Kunjappa has instructed the officers concerned to intensify awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS in all taluks of the district.

Presiding over a meeting of district-level officers here on Monday to discuss preparations for World AIDS Day on December 1, Mr. Kunjappa said that more college students should be involved in the awareness programmes in order to reach the grassroots.

Street plays and rallies should also be conducted by involving non-governmental organisations working to create awareness on HIV/AIDS, he added.