Benghazi AIDS conference wants stigma against HIV-infected people stopped

Benghazi- Libya (PANA) -- The first international conference on HIV/AIDS ended Wednesday in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, with a call on the people to fight against stigmatization and seek ways of re-integrating HIV-positive patients into the society.
Participants at the meeting called for joint efforts to combat the pandemic by taking all preventive measures to stop its spread.
The conference also stressed the importance of further training sessions to build the capacities of the personnel operating in the Centre for Endemic Diseases and Immunology in Benghazi and give them the opportunity to participate in conferences, forums and international medical meetings related to the disease.
The Benghazi conference began here Monday with over 80 researchers from the United States, Great Britain, Argentina, Romania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana, Nigeria and Libya, participating.
It was organized by the Centre for Endemic Diseases and Immunology in Benghazi, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country office in Libya, under the sponsorship of Dr.
Aïcha Mouammar Kadhafi, the Secretary General of the Libyan Waatassimou Charity Association and Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations.

18 march 2010 16:18:00

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