Corps members serving in Ondo East local government of Ondo State, in their hundreds yesterday held a rally against the scourge of HIV/AIDS to commemorate the annual World AIDS day 2016.
The rally was also held to sensitise the local community about the dangers of unprotected sex with free counselling, HIV/AIDS testing as well as education, and free Condoms distributed to mark the day.
Done under the auspices of the local community development service groups, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)and Corpers Peer Educators and Trainers (CPET), the rally witnessed people across all divides participating.
SDG facilitator in Ondo East local government, Ajose Sehindemi said the initiative to hold the walk was borne out of the statistics that rated Ondo East as one of the areas with high rate of HIV/Aids contraction.
He said as Corps members serving in the area,it would amount to injustice if the people in the community were not sensitised about the Hiv/Aids syndrome and also to change the people’s mentality on the virus.
The Secretary of the CPET group, Ibikunle Akingbade said corps members troop out not just to inform the people about the virus but also to tell them that there is life even after contracting the disease and being positive is not the end of life.
The corps members march along the major roads of Bolorunduro, with the local government office also visited and sensitisation done there.