Today, June 8th, is Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – an annual observance dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean American community. This is the eighth annual observance of the day, and we want to take a moment to recognize the impact that HIV/AIDS has on Caribbean American communities. Caribbean Americans come from over 30 countries, and many are affected by the epidemic here in the United States and in their home countries. In a blog post last year, Gregorio Millett, formerly of the White House Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy, touched on some of the issues and shared data on the scope of the epidemic for Caribbean Americans.
We want to use this opportunity to remind you that you can take action:
- Learn more about HIV/AIDS on our basics page
- Find an HIV testing site using our HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Provider Locator
- Plan an event. It’s not too late.
Taking action helps us all work towards an AIDS-free generation.