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Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:42 - Updated Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:41

Evangelical Reformed Church of Angola closes workshop on HIV/Aids


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Luanda – The participants in the seminar on HIV/Aids and the impact on the communities, held by the Evangelical Reformed Church of Angola (IERA), praised on Sunday the efforts of the Angolan government in the fight against this disease. 

This was recognised during the reading of the final conclusions of the closing of this workshop held by IERA, aimed at making the pastors be communicators on the prevention and consequences of HIV/Aids.

The participants appealed to the Angolan government, through its ministerial departments, to promote the divulgence of the 08/07 Law against the discrimination of HIV positive people and thus protect them by taking coercive measures against companies that demand people for HIV/Aids tests as an admission requirement.  

The seminar, which happened from 12 to 14 March under the theme “Communicating about HIV/Aids” counted on the participation of 30 people.

The themes “History of HIV/Aids”,  “Contamination and Symptoms ”, “The Epidemiological situation in the world and Angola”, “HIV/AIDS in biblical context: Churches and prevention measures”, among others, were discussed in the meeting.

The closing ceremony was led by the ‘s secretary general,  José António and it was attended by the Culture deputy minister, Cornélio Caley.