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AIDS Awareness Day march by 2,800 Viralimalai residents, 1st December 2001
Dr. Pushpa Leela lectures to higher secondary school girls on reproductive health awareness.
Dr. Pushpa Leela lectures to higher secondary school girls on reproductive & child health.

AIDS Awareness Programme

WESWA periodically conducts a variety of programmes to promote public awareness of the AIDS menace. An AIDS Awareness Day march through Viralimalai, for instance, recently attracted the participation of 2,800 residents including prominent citizens.

AIDS awareness meetings are conducted in Viralimalai annually attended largely by commercial sex workers of the area. The meetings are graced by industrialists and state and local government officials.

In May 1999, the WESWA Trust volunteers were the subject of considerable media attention on account of their then-controversial willingness to break caste and other taboos by coming forward to dispose of the corpses of AIDS victims which even the victims' families were unwilling to do.