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International Olympic Committee encourages athletes to protect themselves from HIV

Primer highlights, and the importance of AIDS prevention, their role in forming opinions regarding the fight against disease

 
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Informative booklet about STD / AIDS, produced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS) Informative booklet about STD / AIDS, produced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS)
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Informative booklet about STD / AIDS, produced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS)
Informative booklet about STD / AIDS, produced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS)

Is available to Olympic athletes, in London, an informative booklet about STD / AIDS. Produced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), the booklet highlights the athletes how to prevent HIV and about their role in forming opinions regarding the fight against disease .

The material informs that sport and physical activity bring benefits to HIV positive and should be encouraged. Moreover, he points out that Olympic athletes are considered role models for a large group of people, and that someone in this position talking about HIV and AIDS can make a real difference to someone's life.

The booklets also suggest that athletes, by using the red ribbon, the symbol on the face of the pandemic, demonstrate personal commitment to the cause and those living with the disease.

The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) is cited as an example for his campaigns to raise awareness for the athletes, distribution of information materials and condoms and promotion of lectures. The COB has cooperated with the publication of the Portuguese version of the booklet.

During the Olympics in London, are being distributed nearly 150,000 condoms in the Olympic Village, 50 000 more than what is available in the latest issue in Beijing.

<b> risk behavior </ b>

According to the document, the reality is that most people who participate in sports exercise behaviors that put them at risk of HIV transmission. Technicians have the opportunity through sport to promote a change in behavior for those who are sexually active and encouraging safe behavior among those who are not yet sexually active.

The booklet also describes the fact that coaches have the risk of HIV infection. Before teaching others, you must be aware of the disease, says the text. This means not only knowing the basics about HIV and AIDS, but also live in a way that protects against infection.

Overcoming barriers <b> </ b>

According to the executive director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, AIDS continues to challenge communities and individuals around the world. One third of the 33.4 million people living with HIV have an average of 25 years, and many are involved in sports, either as spectators or as participants, he said.

Sidibé also highlights the importance of sports in the athletes awareness about the disease. For him, the sport breaks down barriers, build self-esteem and can teach life skills and healthy behavior, he concludes.

With information from the Agency <i> AIDS </ i>

Source: Isaude.net
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