AIDS Action and Research Group (AARG) has been performing HIV/AIDS related counseling services via telephone to different communities in Penang and throughout Malaysia. HIV/AIDS Hotline is scheduled Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. This Hotline is operated by trained counselors that comprise of AARG members, USM students, and volunteers. The Hotline answers the questions regarding the issue of HIV/AIDS, provides counseling and referral services to individuals who are facing emotional, psychological, social, and financial issues related to disease. Through these services, it is hoped that the indifferent attitude as well as irrational fear of the communities towards HIV/AIDS can be minimized.
- To provide counseling services related to HIV/AIDS.
- To provide information related to HIV/AIDS.
- To provide referral services for the individuals in need.