August 15, 2013

Liberia: Stakeholders Discuss HIV/AIDS Prevention

blogger_HIVOver hundred stakeholders including representatives of the Government of Liberia, the United Nations System and Civil Society Organizations are expected to participate in a one-day national consultation on the Global Lube Mobilization (GLAM) Project today.

The stakeholders will discuss Condom Compatible Lubricants (CCL) access relative to the prevention of HIV and AIDS at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Capitol Bye-pass.

The national consultation on CCL is being organized by Stop AIDS In Liberia (SAIL) in collaboration with the National AIDS Commission (NAC). It is sponsored by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR).

The campaign is intended to make condoms and lubricants available to key populations. SAIL is a non-for-profit organization (NGO) established in 1998 under the laws of the Republic of Liberia. The Mission of SAIL is to contribute to the reduction of the spread of HIV through Human Rights advocacy, treatment education, prevention program, care provision and support of PLWHIV and other vulnerable groups; including key population especially sexual minorities.

The Vision of SAIL is to ensure an AIDS free society without any form of discrimination and also to help Liberians to live healthier and happier lives.

According to Stephen McGill, Executive Director of SAIL, making available condom compatible lubricants in Liberia will greatly help reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS.

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