Fri, Jun 15, 2012


Hyacinth Foundation Caribbean HIV Awareness Event: June 22

BY Dr. Todd Hoffman

Hyacinth Foundation Caribbean HIV Awareness Event: June 22

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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One Response to “Hyacinth Foundation Caribbean HIV Awareness Event: June 22”

  1. Lashawnda Perfetti Says:

    Scientists on Monday reported failure in a large African trial of three different ways to protect women against H.I.V.The failure was due not to the methods — two different pills and a vaginal gel — but to the fact that the women did not use them consistently.Adherence among the women in the study was “very low,” a researcher from the University of Washington said at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta, where the results were presented. ..

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