Dr. Sunita Dube, Chairperson, MedscapeIndia in association with Aryan Education & Medical Trust conducted a rally ‘HIV Go Away’ starting from Lokhandwala; Andheri was a success & bagged a certificate for excellence par initiative by Lov Verma; Secretary of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare; Department of AIDS Control.
The Rally spearheaded by an HIV Positive patient; Sanjeevani accompanied by orphans from the trust & other volunteers of the organizations spread the message of ‘HIV GO AWAY’ giving away Red Balloons with the message to the pedestrians & the commuters who stopped by the Rally in support for the cause.
Also Mrs. Vandana Sajnani an actor member of the MedscapeIndia came forward with her husband actor Rajesh Khattar along with Ramji Gulati to participate in the Rally.
Dr.Sunita Dube explaining the agenda of the Rally, “Every year our Rally & panel discussion have been receiving immense support from the media & Entertainment industry that has been a strong motivation for us to help spread the word better. HIV is a sensitive issue & it is very important for us to educate people who have wrong connotations about the disease. This year we are focusing on new strategy planning for treatment & prevention of HIV in Children & Women.”
Focusing on their agenda Sunita enlightens us about the aim of MedscapeIndia for AIDS Awareness & Eradication, “We want to PromoteHIV/AIDS awareness among young people and empower them to take action to fight againstHIV/AIDS influencing the Influence the policy-makers and key stakeholders at national, state and district levels to influence the policy, promote multi-sectoral response and increase government resources to fight against HIV/AIDS.”
Sunita concludes, “Every woman, HIV or otherwise has the right to have a child, the right to fulfill her dreams of motherhood. With planning and good medical support, an HIV positive mother can still do so.”