From HIV to AIDS, you can know all here

From HIV to AIDS, you can know all here

Red Ribbon Express carrying awareness messages stationed at Ashokapuram rly station

HIV first raised its ugly head in Chennai in the year 1986. In later years, the impact was such that more HIV cases were reported, especially in 2007 forcing the authorities concerned to pull up their socks.

Spreading awareness Children curiously watch the outer view of Red Ribbon Express at Ashokapuram Railway Station in Mysore on Wednesday. dh photo

All these facts make the first bogie of Red Ribbon Express that arrived at Ashokapuram railway station on Tuesday midnight. The train cum mobile exhibition has been designed to spread awareness about HIV infection that eventually leads to AIDS.

Apart from causes that lead to the infection, you can also be a part of the campaign against AIDS by pressing your right palm on an equipment that records your entry. Within an hour of its opening, the expo had recorded 1,000 such impressions making for a total of 90,000 plus including the visitors in other districts of the state, where the exhibition had been already stationed.

The second compartment is meant to educate visitors about steps to be taken at every stage of life, as a precautionary measure. The third bogie is dedicated to youth, who may be the victims in their fad to live life to the fullest with all the fun.

Earlier, medical education and district in-charge minister S A Ramdas inaugurated the exhibition in the presence of mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna, ZP president Suneetha Veerappagowda, vice-president Shivaram, deputy commissioner P S Vastrad, divisional railway manager Vinod Kumar and others.

The train will be stationed at Ashokapuram railway station on Thursday too between 9 am and 6 pm.

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