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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI WORLD AIDS DAY CELEBRATIONS 1 DEC 2011
VENUE: KIKUYU CAMPUS
TIME: 8.00 AM TO 5.00 PM
THEME: Getting to zero; zero new infections, zero stigma and discrimination and zero aids related deaths.
The University of Nairobi joins Kenya and the rest of the world in celebrating the world AIDS day on 1.12.2011.It is a day when we will be looking at what we have achieved in the fight against HIV and bring into focus the fact that the war is still on. The theme for this year reminds us that the war should target zero new infections. This can only be achieved if each of us plays his/her role in the war. Kenya currently experiences 100,000 new infections annually. 60% of these new infections occur among young people aged 19 to 35 years. This is the age bracket for majority of the university students and staff. We are all vulnerable! The University has over the years invested financial and human resources in providing the University community with the necessary knowledge and skills to fight the scourge.
The theme also highlights the issue of stigma and discrimination. Stigma has been identified as a major barrier to seeking health care. Those who stigmatize others or themselves, do so because of lack of adequate knowledge on HIV/AIDS. The University has addressed this issue exhaustively in our HIV/AIDS policy.
During the world AIDS day celebrations the following activities will take place.
1) Speech by the Vice Chancellor.
2) Personal experience by a person living with HIV.
3) HIV testing and counseling.
4) Music and skits for entertainment.
You are all invited to attend.
A.M. Muasya MS Dr Gordon Ambayo
CORDINATOR MEDICAL OFFICER
UNIVERSITY AIDS CONTROL UNIT UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES