The Tamil Nadu AIDS Control Society (TANSACS) is going to undertake a IEC (Information, Education, Communication) campaign through folk arts and pamphlets to spread messages on prevention of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and safe practices.

Scheme

District Programme Manager (District AIDS Prevention Control Unit) B. Mohamed Ali, said the campaign would be implemented through the Link Work scheme, one of the four targeted intervention programmes of TANSACS.

A total of 100 villages have been identified in Coimbatore district for the project, he said.

Pamphlets and handbills will be distributed for promoting safe sex practices among vulnerable sections such as use of condoms, added Dr. Ali.

The targeted interventions (TIs) are aimed to effect behaviour change through awareness raising among the high-risk groups and clients of sex workers or bridge populations. These interventions are aimed to saturate three high-risk groups with information on prevention; address clients of sex workers with safe sex interventions, and build awareness among the spouses of truckers and migrant workers, women aged 15 to 49 and children affected by HIV or vulnerable population groups.

100 villages

have been identified in Coimbatore district for the project

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