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AIDS Support Center Opens in Itaewon, South Korea

April 23, 2003

The Korea UNAIDS Information Support Center has opened recently in Itaewon, Seoul, to provide foreign residents with information and counseling on the disease. "Due to the language barrier, it was difficult for immigrants in Korea to obtain knowledge on AIDS," said Dr. Nalini Taneja, KUISC program director. The center will provide practical support, counseling services and anonymous testing for the disease. "Some foreign workers thought AIDS can be caught by hugging," she said. The center plans to hold media and street campaigns to promote awareness of the disease. Information is available in English, and the center is also searching for volunteers who are able to communicate in other languages used in the foreign community.

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Korea Times
04.24.03


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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