World AIDS Day is December 1.
TeachAIDS has been universally feted for producing HIV/AIDS material that bypass the stigma of the disease and sex and provide life-saving tips. It has proved to be one of the most anti-HIV teaching aids and was adopted by the National AIDS Control Organisation as well. In this video, Bollywood actors Shabana Azmi and Shruti Hasan lend their voices to a TeachAIDS video that explains everything about HIV-AIDS. Starting from how the immune system works, how the virus attacks the immune system, how HIV develops into AIDS, how the virus can or can’t spread from person to person, symptoms and basically everything else associated with the disease.
TeachAIDS is a non-profit organization that develops HIV prevention education technology materials. It is based on research done at Stanford University and is often considered a model health intervention technique. Since it bypasses stigma, it allows HIV prevention education in communities where sex is considered a taboo subject. TeachAIDS’ animations are used in more than 30 countries.
Read more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hiv/aids.
Its materials are made available for free and funded through donations from individuals and organizations including Covington & Burling, Google, Nimmagadda Foundation, UNICEF, and Yahoo!.
Numerous international actors, musicians, and celebrities have lent their voices and representation to the TeachAIDS videos. These include notable actors and celebrities like Nagarjuna Akkineni, Amala Akkineni, Shabana Azmi, Shruti Haasan, Jayanthi, Prashanta Nanda, Navdeep, Amol Palekar, Anu Prabhakar, Swati Reddy, Anushka Shetty, Sudeep, Zeus and many others.
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Published: November 30, 2012 3:40 pm | Updated:September 23, 2014 4:08 pm