Fiji Time: 6:04 PM on Wednesday 31 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Call for parents to broaden their minds on issue

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, January 31, 2014

THE cases of people living with HIV/AIDS will continue to increase if people are not protective and careful enough, says President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

Speaking to students of Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Labasa yesterday, Ratu Epeli said Fijians often treated HIV/AIDS and sex as a taboo topic.

He said it was only proper for adults, especially parents, to broaden their mind and be sensible when discussing issues relating to the disease.

"The issue is that people don't use protection. If you practise safe sex you will get the results and protection is the key," Ratu Epeli said.

He said instead of talking about the negative impacts of HIV/AIDS, parents should teach their children safe sex.

He said fighting HIV/AIDS was not only the responsibility of the government but everyone in society.

In his earlier presentation, Ratu Epeli said of the 493 cases of people living with HIV/AIDS, 85 per cent contracted the disease through heterosexual sex while 2.5 per cent contracted it through male to male sex.

Ratu Epeli has so far visited eight schools as part of his HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to Northern schools this week.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64230.6233
JPY 51.143748.1437
GBP 0.37350.3655
EUR 0.43970.4277
NZD 0.68600.6530
AUD 0.65580.6308
USD 0.49220.4752

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Gregan joins Kunatani in Navosa
  2. New face on the runway
  3. Fijian 7s friends
  4. Rawaca finally receives his Olympic Games medal
  5. Vessels put to rest in the deep
  6. Chief's vision fulfilled
  7. $500m for project
  8. No reports filed over alleged website hacking
  9. Counsel transfers murder suspects' case to High Court
  10. New court for school

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  5. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji Tuesday (30 Aug)
  6. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)
  7. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  8. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)
  9. 'No place like Fiji' Tuesday (30 Aug)
  10. Ryan's big day Tuesday (30 Aug)