African Artists for Development is mobilized in the fight against AIDS. Despite therapeutic advances, HIV continues to strike across the world. New infections have certainly dropped by a third since the early 2000s, but inequalities are still strong: infections of marginalized populations have increased. December 1st is an opportunity to recall that mobilization and commitment against the disease are still needed.
With the comic book “The Diamonds of Kamituga “, a real awareness tool to HIV / AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ADD contributes to the prevention of the disease in the country. A volume is now available in France, notably at the “Librairie-Galerie Congo”.
On the occasion of December the 1st, SOS Sida, AAD’s partner in the DRC, is screening freely the movie of the concert of the orchestra Atomic Ebende- organized for the launch of Volume 2 in Bukavu on November 9, 2014. The film is screened in the Screening Tests Centers as well as Integrated Centre of Support to HIV Positive People (CIAPS). In parallel, the concert is broadcasted on two Congolese channels: RTNC, a national chain and Vision Shana, most watched channel in Bukavu, in partnership with the government ‘s National Multi-sector Plan for the Fight Against AIDS in DRC. The screening of this concert is another effective way to participate in education and information for young people living in the DRC.
Prevention and information indeed remain a key issue in the Fight Against AIDS.