HIV/AIDS Public service announcements air on national televisionBeginning 1 December, the country’s national broadcaster, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), will air three public service announcements (PSAs) on HIV/AIDS and young people to mark World AIDS Day. The PSAs are supported by UNICEF Iran as part of the organization’s Global Campaign on Children and AIDS.
Each thirty second PSA will be aired five times a day for one week on Channel Three, the sports channel, which has the highest youth viewership in
Of the 40 million people worldwide living with HIV and AIDS, more than one quarter are between 15 and 24 years old. Although in
UNICEF Programme Communication Officer, Ruchira Gupta, says, “The strategy is to make society aware of issues related to young people and AIDS. We want the concerns of young people to be the center of a national policy on HIV and AIDS.”