Students from 125 city colleges spread awareness about AIDS amongst teens

In 125 colleges across the city, around 250 students have taken upon themselves to spread awareness about AIDS, importance of condoms, and ways to prevent sexually transmitted diseases amongst their peers. The core idea is to raise awareness on use of injectable drugs and unsafe sex practices —the two most common channels of spreading HIV among youngsters - by actively involving students who are trained to become as peer educators. Two students are selected from each college who then form a team, which includes the principal, and spread awareness on AIDS after undergoing training from the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS). Conducting street plays at public locations, spreading the word through a blood donation camp and organising poster rally on World AIDS Day are some of the activities undertaken by the team.
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In 125 colleges across the city, around 250 students have taken upon themselves to spread awareness about AIDS, importance of condoms, and ways to prevent sexually transmitted diseases amongst their peers.

The core idea is to raise awareness on use of injectable drugs and unsafe sex practices —the two most common channels of spreading HIV among youngsters – by actively involving students who are trained to become as peer educators.

Two students are selected from each college who then form a team, which includes the principal, and spread awareness on AIDS after undergoing training from the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS).

Conducting street plays at public locations, spreading the word through a blood donation camp and organising poster rally on World AIDS Day are some of the activities undertaken by the team.

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