HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

June 8, 2011

June 8 is the sixth annual observance of Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (CAHAAD). 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 Caribbean has the second highest level of adult HIV prevalence (approximately 1.0%). However, HIV prevalence varies considerably among Caribbean countries, between 0.1% and 3%.

CAHAAD is a community mobilization initiative that focuses on:

  • Education about HIV/AIDS
  • Routine Testing for HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS Treatment for all those who need it
  • Involvement of Caribbeans in the fight against HIV/AIDS

The links on this page provide information about CAHAAD and resources on HIV prevention, treatment, and research, including information specifically related to Caribbean communities.


HIV/AIDS-Related Research and Caribbean Americans

FY 2011 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV/AIDS-related research for 2011. One of the priorities of the plan is research related to specific racial and ethnic populations and HIV-related disparities. From the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH.

HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials: Recent studies seeking volunteers to participate in clinical research, provided by the AIDSinfo clinical trials search. To help narrow your search for clinical trials, Live Chat, a service of AIDSinfo, is available to provide one-on-one assistance via the Internet. Assistance from AIDSinfo is also available by calling 800-448-0440.

Research on HIV/AIDS Related to Caribbeans: Research published concerning HIV/AIDS and Caribbeans, from

HIV/AIDS Statistics for Caribbean Americans

UNAIDS: Overview of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean.

HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and the Caribbean: Fact sheet highlighting trends in HIV/AIDS prevalence and transmission in the Caribbean, from UNAIDS.

Health Profile for the Caribbean: Education materials describing trends, impacts, and support for combating HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, from the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).

Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Resources

Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center: Program providing information, training, and consultation on HIV/AIDS to health care providers in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, from AIDS Education and Training Centers National Resource Center (AETC).

Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Region: Information on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

USAID Latin American and Caribbean HIV/AIDS Initiative: Programs and resources dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Global AIDS Programs in the Caribbean: Information on the CDC Caribbean Regional Office and on programs to combat HIV/AIDS.

AIDSinfo Resources

and its Spanish-language companion Web site, infoSIDA, provide HIV/AIDS treatment and research information in both English and Spanish:
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