More coverage of HIV/Aids needed, CNLS tells media

Members of the Rwanda Media Network against HIV/Aids (ABASIRWA) have been called upon to double their efforts towards the fight against the Aids scourge in the country. The call was made on Tuesday by Florida Utamuriza of the National Commission against HIV/Aids (CNLS) while officiating at a one-day workshop organised by ABASIRWA.

Members of the Rwanda Media Network against HIV/Aids (ABASIRWA) have been called upon to double their efforts towards the fight against the Aids scourge in the country.

The call was made on Tuesday by Florida Utamuriza of the National Commission against HIV/Aids (CNLS) while officiating at a one-day workshop organised by ABASIRWA.

The workshop aimed at enabling participants to learn more about the HIV status, efforts and current challenges on response to AIDS in the country.

“I advise you as journalists who collaborate with CNLS and UNAIDS in the fight against HIV/Aids, to always disseminate information concerning HIV/Aids and other pandemic diseases,” Utamuriza said.

She requested participants to always sensitize and mobilize communities to use condoms or abstain from sex and to go for voluntary HIV/Aids testing in order to know their HIV status.

The acting vice President of ABASIRWA, Bukuru Ntwari, said that the workshop was also essentially aimed at strengthening and sharing knowledge about the current status of the pandemic.

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