Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
June 8, 2012
June 8 is the seventh annual observance of Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in Caribbean communities in the United States and its territories.
According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Caribbean has been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. The adult HIV prevalence rate in the Caribbean is approximately 1%, which is higher than in any other region in the world outside of sub-Saharan Africa. However, HIV prevalence rates vary considerably among Caribbean countries, ranging between 0.1% and 3.1%, depending on the country.
The links on this page provide information about Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and resources on HIV prevention, treatment, and research, including information specifically related to Caribbean communities.
HIV/AIDS Statistics and the Caribbean Region
HIV/AIDS and the Caribbean: Fact sheet with information and statistics on HIV/AIDS prevalence in the Caribbean, from UNAIDS.
The Status of HIV in the Caribbean: Report that includes information and statistics on HIV prevalence in the Caribbean, information on government programs focusing on HIV/AIDS, and the challenges that the Caribbean region faces, from UNAIDS.
HIV/AIDS Health Profile for the Caribbean: Fact sheet with information on HIV/AIDS trends in the Caribbean and information on U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in the Caribbean, from USAID.