Information Education and Communication

Information, Education & Communication

Communication is the key to generating awareness on prevention as well as motivating access to treatment, care and support. With the launch of NACP IV, the impetus is on standardizing the lessons learned during the third phase. Communication in NACP IV is directed:

  • To increase knowledge among general population (especially youth and women) on safe sexual behavior
  • To sustain behavior change in at risk populations (high risk groups and bridge populations)
  • To generate demand for care, support and treatment services
  • To strengthen the enabling environment by facilitating appropriate changes in societal norms that reinforces positive attitudes, beliefs and practices to reduce stigma and discrimination.

Important HIV/AIDS events

  • World AIDS Orphans Day: 7th May
  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day: 3rd Sunday of May
  • World Blood Donors Day: 14th June
  • International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: 26th June 
  • World Hepatitis Day: 28th July 
  • International Youth Day: 12th August 
  • Voluntary Blood Donation Day: 1st October
  • World AIDS Day: 1st December 
  • National Youth Day: 12th January