Wear Red Top on World AIDS Day and take Selfie

Notice

The National AIDS Secretariat in the Ministry of Health is inviting the general public to show support for persons infected and affected by HIV and AIDS by wearing a red top on World AIDS Day, Thursday, December 01, 2016. Residents can also take part in a “Hands Up” for Prevention selfie photo-shoot. This involves writing a practical HIV prevention method on one palm, raising that hand and taking a selfie with the palm showing one way in which HIV can be prevented. Selfies should be sent to sk.healthpromounit@gmail.com. The most creative photos will be sent to the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) Unit and will be published in the organisation’s regional newsletter.

National Testing Day also takes place on Thursday, December 01 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Ministry of Health’s Parking Lot at Bladen Commercial Development, across from the St. Kitts Co-operative Credit Union Headquarters. Persons who arrive for their test in red tops and who have taken part in the “Hands Up” for Prevention Selfie photo-shoot will be given a free water bottle.

Persons who attend the Condom Drive scheduled for the next day, in a red top and have taken part in the “Hands Up” for Prevention Selfie photo-shoot will be given a free “Mardi Gras” condom pouch. The Condom Drive takes place between 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Independence Square.