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Press Statement

Thursday, May 30, 2013

CHOICE—HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) is a non-profit and Non-Governmental Organization based in Dharamshala, India. Since its inception on April 10, 2007, CHAI has evolved into a key community player in reducing the incidence of HIV infection in Tibetan refugee communities across India and Nepal. Our initiative has developed and implemented comprehensive HIV programs usin

 

Workshop on HIV/AIDS and Importance of Sexual Health Education

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CHOICE-HIV/AIDS Initiative team Mr. Phuntsok Chomphel and Ms. Tsering Paldon conduct workshop on HIV/AIDS and Importance of Sexual Health Education to the Rectors, Wardens, Matrons and Nurses of the CTSA Schools during “Workshop on Safety and Security for Students of CST Schools” (Jan. 8 - 14, 2013) at College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah - Organized by Department of Education, CTA in Collaboration with CTSA, Delhi.

 

 

Leading HIV/AIDS Advocate Raises Awareness About Disease

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Leading HIV/AIDS Advocate Raises Awareness About Disease

While there has been an an increased initiative on HIV/AIDS awareness in Tibetan inhabited regions in China since the last decade, there are many Tibetans uninformed about the epidemic. The continuing surge of Chinese migrants to Tibetan inhabited areas, seasonal Tibetan workers, nomadic lifestyles, and lack of AIDS awareness potentially create a widespread risk of HIV infection among Tibetans.

 

World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2012

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Dharamshala observes World AIDS Day

DHARAMSHALA, December 2: Tibetans in the exile headquarters of Dharamshala observed December 1, World AIDS Day with programmes to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.

 

World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2012

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Commemoration of 24th World AIDS Day, 1 December, 2012


World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The World Health Organization recognizes the day as an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world.

 

International Condom Day

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February 13, 2012 – International Condom Day

CHOICE—HIV/AIDS Initiative observed International Condom Day (ICD) a day before with Valentine’s to distribute free condoms in an innovative way to promote safer sex awareness.

 

 

CHOICE at 32nd Kalachakra, Bodh Gaya - India

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‘‘HIV AIDS is now widespread in Tibet.  Including Lhasa, in many cities in Tibet, Tibetan youngsters are involving into commercial sex worker, especially those from rural Tibet who are illiterate, ignorant and unaware of this disease. Being completely ignorant about AIDS and not knowing the precaution measures makes this disease vulnerable to them. Learning the precaution measures without any shy or hesitation will halt the growing impact of AIDS in our community. If we don’t pay special attention to it now onwards or a time might come when it gets out of control. ’’ (text translated from video message in Tibetan language)

— His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

 

 

Tibetan face up to the AIDS challenge

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DHARAMSHALA, December 1: Tibetans in the exile seat of Dharamshala today joined the global call for “Getting to zero,” the theme for World AIDS Day 2011.

Leading the day-long activities as part of the World AIDS Day commemoration was Dharamshala based NGO, CHOICE HIV/AIDS Initiative.

 

An emerging threat in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Since the first identification of AIDS in 1981, and the discovery of its causative agent, HIV, in 1983, HIV/AIDS has become a dominant global public health priority with a wide range of political, humanitarian, and economic implications

 

Rising numbers of new HIV cases worry experts

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EXPERTS on HIV/AIDs have expressed concern over the increasing new infections despite the several interventions to curb the pandemic.

They said that unless an emergency intervention is made, Uganda will  fail to attain the goal on reducing the incidence rate of HIV by 40% by 2012.

 

 
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