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Education outreach provided by Nat’l AIDS Commission, Island Committee

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NAC Community Outreach April 2014-2NAC Community Outreach April 2014-1Press Release – The National AIDS Commission Island Committee – April 29, 2014 – The National AIDS Commission (NAC) /Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Island Committee along with PASMO carried out several community outreach activities in the month of April. The month of activities culminated on SaturdayApril 26th with a Mobile Testing outreach. In the weeks leading up to the 26th, Dennis Craft; PASMO Educator along with volunteers from the NAC CCM Island Committee visited various sites on the island and provided sexual health education, HIV transmission prevention, Sexually Transmitted Infection education along with Risk Reduction activities.

Along with health care professionals from the Dr. Otto Rodriguez II Polyclinic and a member from the Unites States Peace Corp, NAC/CCM Island Committee and PASMO tested 57 individuals on Saturday April 26th, of which 11 were females and 46 were males.

Volunteer with the program and the Secretary for the NAC CCM Island Committee, Omar E. Solis Segala was more than happy to share a little about his experience during the outreach. “Sexual health education is extremely NAC Community Outreach April 2014-3important and Saturday’s outreach along with all of this month’s outreaches have been very successful. There is an increased interest in the public, the public wants to know the facts and through these outreaches, NAC/CCM Island Committee along with the Polyclinic and PASMO will continue to make information and resources available and accessible.”

The NAC/CCM Island Committee would like to thank the following individuals that made the activities possible; Moncho’s Golf Cart Rental and Ultimate Golf Cart Rental.

The NAC CCM Island Committee is a branch of the National Aids Commission (NAC) and as such follows the guidelines established in the NAC’s National Strategic Plan. The NAC/CCM Island Committee focuses on reducing the number of new HIV infections; extending the length and quality of life of peoples living with HIV; eliminating stigma and discrimination against persons vulnerable to HIV; and coordinating a multi-spectral response that is human rights based.

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