Police force sensitised to HIV/AIDS
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RWANDA: Police force sensitised to HIV/AIDS


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JOHANNESBURG, 4 April (PLUSNEWS) - Rwanda is launching a new anti-AIDS campaign to raise HIV awareness and prevention levels among its police force.

Chief inspector Jean Baptist Ntaganda, the provincial police commander, told the local New Times newspaper that trainees would also gain an understanding of how the disease related to vices like prostitution and drug abuse.

The programme is already underway in Butare and Kigali-Ngali provinces and will soon be extended to other parts of the country.

Rwanda's ministry of health plans to increase the number of people on antiretroviral treatment to 100,000 by 2007.

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