A unique initiative by Varuna Group and AHF – AIDS Healthcare Foundation India Cares. Under which HIV/AIDS awareness and safe sex practices are promoted among drivers.
Varuna Group and AHF – AIDS Healthcare Foundation India Cares campaign
A unique initiative by Varuna Group and AHF – AIDS Healthcare Foundation India Cares. Under this initiative for truck drivers who are driving for long hours HIV/AIDS Operations have been started to fight against.
Varuna Group has launched a campaign in association with AHF India Cares to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and safe sex practices among drivers under the name `Suraksha Chune, Swatshar Rahe’ meaning “Choose Safety, Be Healthy”.
Talking about the title of the campaign “Suraksha Chune, Swatshar Rahe”, it mainly conveys the message of healthy life and health safety to the society. Varuna Group has undertaken HIV/AIDS awareness activities to convey this message to the people. Trucks carrying goods will also be rotated across India for HIV prevention. And these trucks will deliver the health message to people in different districts.
The campaign was launched in Dharuhera last month, with a training session on the risks and consequences of HIV. Not only this, it also conducted a special awareness training session along with free HIV treatment for anyone found HIV positive. Along with this drivers Free HIV/Syphilis rapid test and free love condoms were distributed.
Anti-retroviral therapy (HIV medication) will be made available free of charge at AHF “People’s Clinics” by AHF India Cares for people facing HIV. Mr. Vivek Juneja, Managing Director, Varuna Group, while informing about their campaign said, “We are committed to the impact HIV-related diseases have on the lives of drivers and their communities while driving for extended periods of time. We partnered with AHF India Cares to raise awareness and promote safety.” Our goal is to empower drivers and their partners with the knowledge and resources they need to protect themselves.”
Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of Rajpipla, who supports the campaign ‘Suraksha Chune, Swasth Rahe’, says, “Nowadays the media and especially TelevisionThe visibility of HIV/AIDS awareness in The health of the trucking community, which is the lifeline of transportation of all materials needed to sustain businesses, food and all supplies, is a critical population and needs to be protected. Truck drivers mostly come in contact with female sex workers, transgenders etc. So definitely they are at risk of getting HIV/AIDS infection. The collaboration of Varuna Group and AHF – AIDS Health Care Foundation India Cares is truly appreciated.”