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Jan 29, 2007

Alliance Against AIDS reviews and plans

Story PictureThis afternoon, the Alliance Against AIDS formally presented is action plan for 2007 to the media and partners. According to Executive Director Rodel Beltran Perera, although 2006 was both busy and challenging, they are looking forward to working with HIV positive persons and other agencies in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Rodel Beltran Perera, Executive Director, A.A.A.
“One of the major areas that is important for us is that how we have been mobilising people living with HIV. I think that this year is going to see us continue to mobilise and to recruit people who are HIV positive into our work and to see how they can participate more energetically, more fully, more making the decision for themselves, so this project will see us continue that area. But one of the newer areas that this project will see us do for this year is advocating for an improvement in services to people who are accessing medical clinics, medical hospitals, voluntary counselling and testing sites.”

“We have seven additional activities as part of this project that will see us continue doing. For example, doing baseline, gathering information, the introduction of microbicides and vaccines and those initiatives around those areas, so we will see also the continuation this year of training our partners and that is special to us as part of the project.”

For more information on Alliance Against AIDS and the services they offer, you can contact their hotline at 223-6911. Perera says they are also on the lookout for volunteers.

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