KSAPS - Launched A Helpline To Clarify HIV - Toll Free No 1800-425-8500 Works From 8 AM To 8 PM - Mon -Sat

Date:08-Dec-2011

Karnataka State Aids Prevention Society (KSAPS) launched a helpline for public to clarify their doubts on HIV and related issues. The helpline was launched by EV Ramana Reddy, health secretary. The toll free number, 1800-425-8500, works from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday. “Today, HIV is not only a health issue, but also a socio-development issue. The stigma and discrimination attached to the issue compels people living with HIV to stay hidden. This results in HIV-positive people being deprived of basic rights and other social entitlements. So, we join international fraternity in Getting to Zero. The target is zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero HIV-related deaths,’’ said Salma Fahim, project director, KSAPS.