808 People With HIV Officially Reported In Armenia

30.11.2009 13:52 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ 808 people with HIV are officially reported in

"How many cases of infections should we have and how many healthy
children have to lose their sick parents to make our people understand
that we are facing a serious problem?" Anahit Harutyunyan, chairperson
of Armenian Network of Positive People told a news conference in
Yerevan. "We call on everyone to join our action on December 1,
the World AIDS Day," she said.

There was a general understanding among public sector representatives
of the low public awareness of HIV transmission, which contributes
to further spread of the disease among the population, as well as
the negative attitude of people to the infected the virus.

"We can treat and prevent HIV but few people dare to register because
of negative public attitude towards those living with HIV," Co-Chair of
"Real world, real people" NGO Hovhannes Madoyan said.