Sometimes, we have millions of questions in our mind about some topics that are considered taboo or an unaddressed elephant in the room. But not everyone is comfortable enough to break that taboo and talk to others about those topics – topics such as sex, or periods, or sexually transmitted diseases etc.
I am glad to introduce to you an initiative that helps us to seek answers on questions related to at least one of these taboo topics – HIV / AIDS by chatting with a bot.
Ask IRA your questions about HIV/AIDS at https://yes4me.net/IRA now.
Did you know there are 2.01 million people still in India who live with HIV, or that there are about 80,000 people who get infected every year? Not to mention the overall stigma & prejudice associated with the condition which marginalizes the infected and the lack of information that perpetuates all of these. Bad news, indeed.
Good news, however, is that HIV is preventable, manageable and a lot of it is just to do with providing people the right information with sensitivity and tact at the right time!
IRA is a conversational platform where people can seek answers to their pressing HIV/AIDS queries. She was created to help people gain information about HIV and motivate people to manage HIV responsibly. She is friendly and chatty and wants the world to be free of HIV.
IRA will be available on the yes4me website. Anyone with an internet connection can access IRA which makes her a powerful ally in the fight against HIV. Because of the stigma surrounding HIV, people can visit IRA from the security of their own home and seek answers to urgent questions without facing any of the discrimination that they would face anywhere else.
With IRA by their side, millions of Indians will be able to find the right information at the right time and thus solve the root cause that perpetuates HIV.
Let’s join hands to make India HIV/AIDS free. You can reach IRA for all your questions from the link below.
We would love to hear back from you as your feedback makes IRA better!