In its efforts to curb the HIV and AIDS epidemic, STL has initiatedan awareness drive that is aimed at truckers, contract & migrant workersand members of the local community. While education camps initially encountered resistance because of the social stigma associated with HIV and AIDS, repeated awareness activities have helped gain acceptance.
The government of India has taken significant measures to curb thespread of HIV, at both national and state levels. But much remains to be done. Businesses can play an important part, particularly in HIV prevention but also in the care and treatment of AIDS patients.