|Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on March 13, 2014 at 12:20 AM|
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was moved to tears at the press conference for The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), country mission on HIV at the Bhabha Municipal Hospital in Mumbai.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in the year 2013 and since then she has been spotted regularly attending events of UNAIDS. Aishwarya was moved into tears on hearing the plight of the women. She stated that it’s very important for all pregnant women to go for an HIV test and to know their status. Accessing HIV services on time will contribute to stopping new HIV infections among children and keeping the mothers healthy.
“I commit to work towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children not only in India, but globally,” she said.
Since last year, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has helped to raise awareness on issues related to stopping new HIV infections in children and advocated for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.
Aishwarya said, “It is an honour and privilege to be working with the UN and focusing on the work that needs to be done in the area of AIDS/HIV”.
She said she is exchanging ideas with The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on what steps need to be taken and how to work with women in educating them and helping them break social barriers and stigmas that are attached with the disease.
“This is a turning point in my life. I wanted to be associated with the UN at a time when I could actually contribute to the work and the causes,” Aishwarya said during her media interaction.
Source:- Business of Cinema