Caribbean People International Collective Inc.

Saturday, May 22

Brooklyn New York

With National Caribbean-American Month right around the corner, now is the

perfect time to shine some light on a condition thousands of persons of

Caribbean descent that suffer with daily and yet never talk about. The diagnosis

of HIV and or AIDS is real medical problems for families that can be prevented

and treated.

Unfortunately, a majority of the persons suffering from these medical issues are

too nervous or embarrassed to discuss them with their doctor or even their

families. Some who have been diagnosed are afraid to take treatment or to be

associated with anything with the name HIV/AIDS.

Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day aims to open the dialogue on this

sensitive and often misunderstood subject and provide everyone with a safe

place to ask questions, explore their options or just have a voice. During this

week, Caribbean People International Collective (CPIC) pledges to continue

working toward reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean-American

communities in the United States. We strongly urge Caribbean-American

leaders, Health professionals, Health Organizations and Religious leaders to join

us efforts against the AIDS epidemic.

Caribbean-American leadership will sponsor diverse activities to create

awareness of the state of HIV/AIDS and the health status of Caribbean-

Americans in their specific communities. National Caribbean American

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide mobilization effort designed to

encourage Caribbean communities across the United States to get educated, get

tested, get treated and get involved with HIV/ AIDS, as it continues to devastate

racial and ethnic minority communities.

Anybody can participate in the Annual Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS

Awareness Day by doing the following:

- On Tuesday, June 8th, 2010, visit the


- Click on the links to Awareness Day to:

-- Give your opinion on HIV/AIDS.

-- Ask questions about HIV/AIDS.

-- Share your thoughts and comments.

-- Read what others have written to expand your own understanding.

-- Visit a health care facility in your area to get tested

-- Locate resources for vaccines

-- Learn about living positive

"We all have a father, mother, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, friend, cousin suffering

in silence. I think we owe it to our family and friends everywhere to give their

bodies a platform to be heard. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, I

encourage all of you to take part in Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness

Day and help further the conversation for all who are living in silence everyday."