The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment in collaboration with its partners will be hosting two health fairs entitled ‘The Zero Zone’, as part of this country’s recognition of World AIDS Day 2013.
World AIDS Day, is commemorated worldwide on December 1st and this year’s theme is: Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV infections; Zero AIDS-related Deaths and Zero Discrimination.
The Health Fairs will be conducted by the Caribbean HIV and AIDS Alliance tomorrow November 29th at Heritage Square and on Saturday, November 30th at the Barrouallie Playing Field.
On Sunday, December 1st, it will be held at the Georgetown Secondary School Grounds.
The Ministry is expecting that participants will leave these events with a greater appreciation for HIV/AIDS and its impact on the society as they learn about prevention strategies, HIV diagnosis, treating and caring for someone who is HIV positive.
Participants will also learn about HIV myths and misconceptions; HIV transmission, counselling and testing; stigma and discrimination and sexually transmitted infections.
Activities will include, prevention and transmission activities, testing for HIV and blood sugar, Blood pressure checks, physiotherapy Services in Georgetown only and Stigma and Discrimination Awareness.
Persons in the surrounding communities are invited to participate in the activities.