IMPHAL, September 28: A one-day constituency level convention on HIV & AIDS was organized by Manipur Legislators’ Forum on HIV & AIDS (MLFA) today at Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai under Thongju assembly constituency.
The convention was attended by Speaker I Hemochandra, Thongju MLA Bijoy Koijam, Oinam MLA Dr I Ibohanbi and Khurai MLA Dr Ng Bijoy as the chief guest, president and guests of honour respectively.
Speaking at the occasion, I Hemochandra stated that the government cannot alone tackle the menace of HIV & AIDS and so the public must also render valuable support in this venture.
He also appealed to the people to spread the awareness of HIV & AIDS to one and all with the objective of preventing and controlling HIV & AIDS in the state.
Bijoy Koijam maintained that the experts’ view on decreasing rate of HIV transmission may be true with more awareness amongst the people. People should not be complacent only with awareness and they should also take up preventive measures against HIV at all times, he advised.
Dr Ng Bijoy stated that HIV & AIDS may become curable one day as many diseases once considered to be dreaded are now curable.