A day-long national consultation on rights of HIV positive migrants was held here on Tuesday to raise awareness on issues of people living with HIV in the country.
National Coordinator, National AIDS Control Programme Baseer Khan Achakzai emphasized the need of focusing attention on protecting children and adults from HIV/AIDS and ensure care and support for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
He said lack of awareness and illiteracy was restricting the people to undergo for HIV/AIDS tests and adopt required medical treatment to counter the disease.
Other speakers underlined the need of creating mass awareness about in depth causes of HIV/AIDS so that the adults could be made aware of the real facts and adopt precautionary measures in order to save their lives as well as future generation.
They said efforts were required against HIV/AIDS, which was rising as a result of lack of awareness about the causes which transmit the virus in the human body.