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World AIDS Day Symposium
held by FMHCMD

LAHORE: The Department of Community Medicine & Medical Education of FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry held a symposium to celebrate World AIDS Day recentlyto increase awareness regarding HIV/AIDS as a pertinent public health issue in Pakistan.This year the theme for World AIDS Day was “Getting to Zero” that is Zero new HIV infections, Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths. Pakistan having an adult prevalence of 0.1% is suffering from a concentrated epidemic of HIV which is on the rise with every passing year; thus, it is time to let everyone know that Getting to Zero is a must.

 

Group photograph taken during the symposium to celebrate World AIDS Day organized by Department
of
Community Medicine & Medical Education of FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry held recently.

Prof. Iram Manzoor –HOD, Department of Community Medicine & Director Medical Education FMHCM&D introduced the subject after the Welcome Address by Prof. Dr. Jamshed Nasir - Principal FMHCM&D. The Status of HIV in Pakistan was discussed by Dr. Aslam Bajwa- Associate Prof. Community Medicine, FMHCM&D, and Dr. Tayyaba Rashid - Treatment Coordinator, Punjab AIDS Control Program gave a talk on “Epidemiology of HIV in Punjab - Response of Punjab Aids Control Program”.

A video clip of a HIV Positive Survivor was played and Mr. Asim Ashraf shared his social experience as a HIV positive survivor. Dr. Syed Muslim Abbas spoke on the screening of HIV andthe meeting concluded with remarksfrom Prof. Dr. Rakhshanda Rehman - Dean, School of Health Sciences, Fatima Memorial System.(PR)

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