NATIONWIDE INITIATIVE TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS AMONG CARIBBEAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
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
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 http://www.caribbeanhealthaidsday.com.
- 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."