World AIDS Day

An American Officer exchanging with film viewers
An American Officer exchanging with film viewers

On December 5 and 6, 2013, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in collaboration with the Don Bosco Center and the American Corner organized a series of film screening on HIV/AID in commemoration of World AIDS Day.

The events attracted a large number of young students from high schools and universities.  The film shows sparked lively discussions about the HIV/AIDS transmission modes, prevention, treatment, as well as the importance of moral support to infected individuals.

 

An invitee asking questions
An invitee asking questions

The Embassy’s Consular, Mr. Lewis Carroll and the Economic/Commercial Officer, Ann Marie Warmenhoven, attending the program and responded to numerous questions about the films and about HIV/AIDS in general from participants.  At the Don Bosco Center, female participants focused their questions about the mother-to-child transmission of the disease. Printed materials from the Africa Regional Services and International Information Programs were distributed to the participants by the Public Affairs Section.