The annual Caribbean-American Health/AIDS Awareness Day was created to provide Caribbean-Americans with resources, HIV/AIDS health education, evaluation, and opportunities for involvement. The Caribbean has been more heavily affected by HIV than any region outside sub-Saharan Africa and has the second highest level of adult HIV prevalence (1.0% [0.9–1.1%]).
The Caribbean has a mix of generalized and concentrated epidemics. Women account for about half of all infections in the Caribbean. HIV prevalence is especially high among young women.
The goal is to beat the odds and to ensure that we cultivate a health conscious atmosphere within our communities. This day is a part of a National effort to get Caribbean-Americans to get educated, get evaluated, get treated and get involved with their health decisions, as HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Cancer, High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular diseases continues to negatively affect the Caribbean communities resulting in premature deaths.
WORLD cordially invites you to join us at the AIDS Walk San Francisco on Sunday, July 19, 2015.
Please register directly on to our team by visiting the WORLD ALL STAR’s team page here:https://sf.aidswalk.net/WORLDALLSTARS
You can simply register by clicking on the “Join Our Team” link.
If you have questions, please call our office at:
510-986-0340 ask for Gerri, Jamila or Nikia