25 May 2012

KNLS disseminate information about HIV/AIDS to F-FDTL and PNTL

Independente, May 25, 2012 language source: Tetun - The Timorese National Commission for Fighting HIV/AIDS (KNLS) held a seminar sharing information with the members of the Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) and the National Police (PNTL).

Secretary General of KNLS Rui Carvalho said that they held the seminar in order to share information about this fatal disease because numbers of this type of illness in the country continued increasing.

The Timorese Operational Police Commander Superintendent Armando Monteiro said the seminar was important for the members of F-FDTL and PNTL about how they could prevent this type of illness in the future.

Statistics of the Timorese Health Information System (SIS) of the Health Ministry indicating that the number of patients who had been infected by HIV/AIDS was 273 or 0.002% of the total population of Timor.

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