The Caribbean is a beautiful place full of culture and a rich history. Unfortunately, the statistics show that at the end of 2009, an estimated 240,000 people were living with HIV in the Caribbean. Some 17,000 people were newly infected during 2009, and 12,000 people died from AIDS.
In the Bahamas more than 3% of the adult population is living with HIV. Higher prevalence rates are found only in sub-Saharan Africa, making the Caribbean the second-most affected region in the world. Half of adults living with the virus are women.
On June 22nd, 2012, Hyacinth Foundation will be hosting their 3rd Annual Caribbean-American HIV Awareness program. The event will include food, music, performances, and giveaways! Join them from 1pm-4pm at the Hyacinth Foundation’s Newark Office, located at 408 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ.
FREE: Admission, food, door prizes, performances, activities, discussions, music, fun, & more…
The organization is also looking for Caribbean vendors and performers.
For more information, please call Jessica at 973-565-0300.
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