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NAPS educates Region 2 youths on HIV/AIDS

first_imgA section of the HIV workshop sponsored by NAPSScores of youths from various communities and youth groups in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Saturday benefited from a HIV\AIDS workshop, compliments of the National Aids Programme Secretariat (NAPS).The sessions were facilitated by Nazim Hussain, with the Essequibo Coast Dharmic Najauwan also contributing to facilitating the activity.During various sessions, Hussain enlightened the youths about the epidemic HIV\AIDs and pointed to ways they can safeguard themselves. He said the workshop was aimed at empowering persons on HIV\AIDS and human rights, as well as to remind community leaders about their role in moulding Guyana’s youth.Hussain also informed participants about the works of NAPS and the Ministry of Public Health (MPH). He disclosed that to date over 4500 persons are infected in Guyana with the disease, and out of that 250 are children.Facilitator Nazim Hussain speaking to youths about HIV/AIDSThe government, through the MPH, is providing free ARV medication to persons suffering from the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), he added.He reminded that HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, and Human means that it affects only humans, living within their system. The virus, he said, does not live in mosquitoes, cups, spoons or bed sheets that HIV-positive people have used. Immuno-deficiency refers to a breakdown of the immune system.Youths were told of ways the disease can be transmitted, such as unprotected sex, Blood Transfusion, Mother-to-Child, and using unclean needles (drugs).The virus can also be found in four main body fluids – breast milk, semen, vaginal secretions and blood.The participants were involved in group discussions and expressed their ideas and thoughts about the disease.Chairman of the Dharmic Naujawan in Region Two, Nandram Prabhu, thanked Hussain for choosing Region Two and said youths are now more empowered and equipped with the necessary knowledge about the disease.The youth participants expressed gratitude towards Hussain for imparting knowledge on the disease.last_img read more


first_imgTwo men are due to appear in a Glasgow court later today charged in connection with the death of Malin Head man Willie McKeeney.The 57-year-old was viciously beaten in Melville Street in the Pollokshields area of the city at about 00:40 on Sunday as his partner Annmarie watched in horror from the apartment they shared on the same street.William died from his injuries after being taken to the Victoria Infirmary. Strathclyde Police said two men, aged 19 and 20, had been arrested. They are expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court later today.It follows a massive and fast-moving police investigation.Ch Supt Andrew Bates said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community in Pollokshields for their assistance and support in helping officers take this investigation forward so quickly.“I have no doubt that without this we would not have been able to make these swift arrests. “My officers will remain in the area working with elected members and the wider local community to provide public reassurance and ongoing support.”Mr McKeeney was a labourer and former lorry drive who had been living in Glasgow for the past five years.His devastated family in Malin Head are hoping to make funeral arrangements soon.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comWILLIE MCKEENEY MURDER: TWO MEN CHARGED OVER KILLING was last modified: January 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalMalin Headmurder investigationmurder investigatipmtwo men chargedwillie mckeeneylast_img read more

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