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Health News of Saturday, 18 June 2011

Source: GNA

Young and Lonely Foundation organises anti-HIV campaign at Akim Anamase

Akim Anamase (E/R), June 18, GNA - The Young and Lonely Foundation, Ghana (YLF), a non-governmental organisation based at Agona Swedru has organised HIV and AIDS awareness at Akim Anamase in the Eastern Region. The HIV and AIDS awareness and safe-sex seminar was the Foundation's contribution towards eradicating the menace in the Birim South District and surrounding areas. Communities that have benefited from the seminar which started in May, includes Asikuma, Ajumako, Nkwantanum, Mankessim and Akim Oda. Speaking during one of the seminars at Anamase, Mr Gilbert Kofi Germain, Executive Director of YLF noted that 93the AIDS scare is real". Mr Germain advised the public to take precautionary measures to help avoid contracting the dreadful disease. He asked the people to guard against Sexually Transmitted Diseases by staying with one partner at a time. He urged couples to embrace family planning and do away with age-old beliefs in large families, as a source of wealth.