Media and Advocacy
A drug and HIV prevention exhibition titled "Drug Adventure on Human Body" was held on 26 June 2009, on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking, in the Salamat Cultural Complex.
The "Human Body Exhibition" was designed and implemented by AIRSA NGO with the cooperation of the Children and Adolescent Cultural and Educational Center in order to increase the knowledge of children on drugs and HIV. In this exhibition, the maquette and pictures of different parts of human body and brain were fabricated so that children and teenagers could become familiar and be educated on different types of drugs (such as heroin, opium and crystal-meth) and their effects on body, brain and mind. It lasted one week and 450 children and teenagers visited the exhibition. Based on the results of the assessments, the "Drug Adventure" exhibition was helpful in increasing the knowledge and information of the teenagers. [Full Text-Fa]
2012 World AIDS Day Awareness Raising Campaign
A 5-day awareness raising campaign was held on the occasion of the World AIDS Day 2012 in Tehran by UNODC Iran under the Country Programme 2011-2014. The main aim of this activity, which was organized during the period 29/11-3/12/2012, was to raise knowledge and awareness among the general population on HIV/AIDS, the routes of transmission, stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS, among other related issues.