IRIN PlusNews HIV/AIDS News and information service | Southern Africa | NAMIBIA: AIDS tolerance and awareness is orange | Care Treatment, Prevention Research, Stigma Human rights, Other | Daily
Tuesday 15 November 2005
Home About PlusNews Country Profiles News Briefs Special Reports Subscribe Archive IRINnews
 

Regions

Africa
East Africa
Great Lakes
Horn of Africa
Southern Africa
·Angola
·Botswana
·Comoros
·Lesotho
·Madagascar
·Malawi
·Mauritus
·Mozambique
·Namibia
·South Africa
·Swaziland
·Zambia
·Zimbabwe
West Africa
RSSyndication
RSS - News Briefs

Features

PlusNews E-mail Subscription
 

NAMIBIA: AIDS tolerance and awareness is orange


[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]


JOHANNESBURG, 4 August (PLUSNEWS) - In an effort to increase HIV/AIDS awareness and counter stigma against the disease, Namibians are being urged to wear orange coloured armbands after being tested for HIV.

Jon Allen of the Social Marketing Association (SMA), a local affiliate of Population Services International, a family-planning NGO, said every Namibian should know his or her HIV status, as this would enable people to take control of and responsibility for their lives.

The local Namibian newspaper quoted Allen as saying: "Our wish is for the armbands to become a symbol of hope, not only for those affected by HIV but for Namibia as a whole. We would like to see everyone wearing one."

All New Start voluntary counselling and testing centres countrywide, as well as educational and promotional activities run by SMA are distributing the armbands.

[ENDS]

MORE NEWS BRIEFS




 
Recent NAMIBIA Reports
Underage sex-workers have few other options to survive,  24/Oct/05
Growing controversy over teen pregnancy,  20/Oct/05
HIV/AIDS takes sustenance as well as lives,  7/Oct/05
Action plan for local authorities ,  4/Oct/05
Hope for AIDS orphans,  28/Sep/05
Links
Le portail d'informations générales de la Côte d’Ivoire
Sida Info Services
Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le SIDA, la tuberculose et le paludisme
Le Réseau Afrique 2000
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

PlusNews does not take responsibility for info in links supplied.


[Back] [Home Page]

Click here to send any feedback, comments or questions you have about PlusNews Website or if you prefer you can send an Email to Webmaster

Copyright © IRIN 2005
The material contained on www.PlusNews.org comes to you via IRIN, a UN humanitarian news and information service, but may not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies.
All PlusNews material may be reposted or reprinted free-of-charge; refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use. IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.