About Dr Joseph Pullan

Dr Joseph Pullan, former Deputy Registrar of the North-Eastern Hill University, (NEHU) Shillong, Meghalaya, has done extensive study on the level of awareness of HIV/AIDS among adolescents and school dropouts. He passionately encourages the youth to keep learning and shares his knowledge for the benefit of the teenagers.

Teenagers and HIV/AIDS

Candles lit up in the shape of the AIDS symbol

International and national studies demonstrate that the AIDS pandemic remains dynamic among adolescents. More than half of newly-infected patients are between 15 to 24 years, indicating that adolescents and young adults should be the essential focus of any HIV prevention programmes.