December 1 is celebrated as World AIDS Day every year. This year, the Association for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases (BUHASDER) carried out an awareness campaign in Konak district to raise awareness on World AIDS Day.
BUHASDER members, who set up a booth on Kıbrıs Şehitleri Caddesi, distributed brochures to citizens and gave information about Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which occurs due to untreated HIV.
Prof. Dr. Şükran Köse, the chairperson of the Association stated that the aim of BUHASDER is to eradicate all infectious diseases.
Noting that the Association wants to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, Köse said, “No one should die from a contagious disease. HIV is a treatable disease. We can also prevent its transmission. Our aim is to raise awareness, diagnose the disease early and prevent its transmission.” said.