HIV/AIDS cases on rise in Dimapur


KOHIMA: The Dimapur Network of People living with HIV/AIDS (DNP+) in Dimapur has expressed concerns over the detection of as many as 267 HIV and AIDS cases in children, as per the latest report of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Dimapur. Speaking at a programme organised by Young’s Club Dimapur (YCD) on ‘Education support programme for the HIV/AIDs-infected and drugs and alcohol-affected children on Saturday at Resource Centre Prodigals Home programme, CMO and Chairman of the District Aids Programme Control Unit (DAPCU) Dr Sukhato Sema said providing quality education to the infected and affected children was the greatest challenge.

Many children suffer emotionally fue to discrimination, rejection, loneliness, fear and depression leading to loss in health and education.

The club aimed at providing quality education to the children by organising a sponsorship programme where six sponsors came out to support nine children infected and affected by HIV and AIDS or affected by alcohol and drugs. (UNI)