Collector Jayashree Muralidharan inaugurated day-long awareness programme on HIV/AIDS for government officials at Kalaiarangam complex in the city on Friday.

The programme was jointly organised by the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society and District AIDS Prevention and Control Society.

Pre-natal diagnosis

The programme stressed at regulation of pre-natal diagnostic techniques and prevention of their misuse.

She urged government officials to provide hassle-free assistance to those affected with HIV and to ensure the protection of their identities.

She advised them to create awareness about the prevention, management of HIV and to provide support to women and youth in villages.