World AIDS Day in Egypt 2011

 

 

Following the theme of "zero discrimination" of the International theme: "Getting to Zero: Zero new infections. Zero discrimination. Zero aids-related deaths," UNODC office in Egypt organized multiple activities to raise public awareness in commemoration of World AIDS Day - December 1 st.

UNODC in cooperation with UNAIDS goodwill ambassador Menna Shalaby organized a radio program on both English and Arabic radio stations on December 1st. Discussion about HIV and drug use, and the availability of Harm reduction programs were fostered. Listeners could call in with any question related to any topic dealing with HIV and gain an answer and directions as to where he or she can get more information or necessary services.  Further HIV awareness and prevention sessions for 11th grade students at Cairo high schools were conducted on 30 November 2011.