According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Caribbean is disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. This burden heightens the risk of HIV for Caribbean communities in the United States and its territories. For this reason, the nation observes Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on June 8.
This annual observance serves to highlight the fact that 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.
Explore the links on this page to learn more about Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and find information about the HIV epidemic in this region of the world.