Preparatory Activities ahead of World HIV/AID Day

Preparatory Activities ahead of World HIV/AID Day

Preparatory Activities ahead of World HIV/AID Day

Preparatory Activities ahead of World HIV/AID Day

Preparatory Activities ahead of World HIV/AID Day

Staff and students of the Catholic University Institute of Buea on Wednesday November 29th 2017 started weeklong activities in preparation for the upcoming celebration of the World HIV/AIDS Day under the theme “My Health My Right”. The Wednesday activities had talks on HIV/AIDS, sensitization among others

Addressing the university community Mme Asongafack Anastasia senior Nurse at CUIB Sr Emmanuela memorial Foundation Clinic, began by reminding the university community that HIV/AIDS is real and for now has neither cure nor vaccine and the only way is by preventing it she said.

She went further to explain that HIV/AIDS is a disease that can be contracted through three different ways which are, through blood transfusion, unprotected sex and through unsterilized objects which have contact with the blood of an infected person.

Mme Asongafack Anastasia told the students that having HIV/AIDS doesn’t mean the patient lived a reckless life neither does it mean his/her life has come to an end because there are drugs that have been made available to suppress the activity of the disease in the life of an infected person.

She stressed on the importance for students to know their HIV/AIDS status in which she explained that before engaging into any sexual activities with their partner they need to know the status of their partner for it will go a long way to avoid transmission of the disease.

Whether the status of the two partners is known or not, she advised for the use of preventive methods such as condoms which has proven to have a degree of safety though not 100% safe.

The CUIB senior Nurse Asongafack Anastasia told the university community that there will be free HIV/AIDS screening on Friday 1st December 2017 at the CUIB Sr Emmanuela Fomenky Memorial Foundation Clinic, as well as a solidarity walk around Molyko to sensitize the public about the importance of knowing their status and respecting the treatment if being infected.

The Pro-Chancellor/President of CUIB Rev. Fr. George in a closing remark, called on the entire CUIB community to stay healthy by taking care of their health and carrying out routine health checkups not only in the area of HIV, but also in other health areas not leaving out malaria, typhoid and cancer just to mention these few.

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