Several media outlets reported on 1 December that the UNFPA Georgia CO and Georgian Youth Development and Education Association (GYDEA) marked World AIDS Day in Tbilisi by conducting an information-education outdoor campaign. The Bus Tour was organized around Tbilisi universities to raise youth awareness on RH issues, HIV prevention and safe sexual behaviour. The campaign also intended to increase youth awareness on sexual and reproductive health and rights and to promote services offered at the youth friendly reproductive health centres. Within the frames of the event, peer educators disseminated IEC materials about HIV/AIDS prevention.
UNFPA Georgia County Office marks the World AIDS Day every year. By 1 December, 2012 a total of 3,608 HIV/AIDS cases have been registered in Georgia. Young people are one of the most vulnerable groups with regard to HIV/AIDS and UNFPA places special emphasis on youth development and their empowerment to make informed decisions in terms of their health and life. Read in Georgian: Media News Watch in Georgian: Maestro and 1TV