Experts call for rising awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention among university students

Health officials and experts visited a local university and talked to students on Friday to promote students' awareness in HIV/AIDS control and prevention.

Anti-AIDS ambassador Bai Yansong, health officials and experts visited East China University of Political Science and Law and talked to students on Friday to promote students' awareness in HIV/AIDS control and prevention.

During the activity named "Red Ribbon on Campus," Fan Zemin, director of Department of Physical, Health and Arts Education of the Ministry of Education, said university students are becoming a high-risk group for HIV infection and the trend has attracted authorities' attention. 

He hoped students could actively participate in HIV/AIDS prevention activities.

Zhuang Minghua, director of the AIDS/STD Control and Prevention Department at the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention, pointed out that the reported cases of HIV infected university students in Shanghai tripled between 2012 and 2015. 

Bai Yansong, also a famous TV anchorman, said university students did not lack the knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, but they lacked the vigilance against risky behaviors.

"We are not only coming into universities to educate students, but to help students translate the know-how into action," he said.

The speakers also talked on topics including eliminating discrimination, protecting privacy and enhancing awareness of HIV test.

The activity attracted nearly 1,000 students.

Ti Gong

Anti-AIDS ambassador Bai Yansong, health officials and experts visit East China University of Political Science and Law on Friday to promote students' awareness in HIV/AIDS control and prevention.


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