HIV/AIDS Newsletter launched in Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 52 Views   no discussions LocalNews HIV/AIDS Newsletter launched in Dominica by: – October 12, 2011 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Image via: ccoronado1.glogster.comThe National HIV/AIDS response Unit has launched a newsletter aimed at sensitizing the public about HIV and AIDS in the country.“The Touch of Red”, which is the first quarterly issue of the National HIV/AIDS Response Unit, is also intended to target faith based organizations, nongovernmental organizations, youth groups and other heads of department of the various line ministries.National HIV/AIDS Coordinator Julie Frampton says the newsletter is also aimed at reducing the incidents of HIV/AIDS in Dominica and alleviating the negative impacts on those infected and affected.Frampton said she is optimistic that the public will welcome the new initiative.“We did not want to make it intimidating. We didn’t want to jam-pack it with information. We wanted to keep it in two pages,” she said.According to Frampton, the public can also send their feedback on their face book page at Dominicaaidsresponse.“We are hoping that the project will be sustainable and we hope to put it in our annual budget,” she added.Meantime Frampton says lack of media interest into its programs is also another reason for launching the newsletter.“Most times we have to call the media to say this is what is going on. We like if people come and find out what is happening. Anything we have to do on the radio most times, we have to pay for it so the media has a role to play in HIV information,” she said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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