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GenSan youth leader calls support for HIV/AIDS patients

Celebrating the right everyone deserves to live a full life with dignity, General Santos City SK Federation President Elijah Joanne Polistico urged the City Health Office to implement measures to heighten awareness and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus–acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV AIDS).

Polistico also called on city youths to express support in the observance of Zero Discrimination Day next month.

In declaring Zero Discrimination Day, the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said no one should ever be discriminated against because of their HIV status, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, language, geographical location or migrant status, or for any other reason.

Last year, the city-run Dr. Jorge Royeca City Hospital was recognized by the DOH-Center for Health Development Soccsksargen Region, for its contribution to attaining HIV care services and quality of AIDS care. The city opened its Rainbow Center for Revitalization, a treatment hub for HIV/AIDS patients.

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