St. Kitts – Nevis HIV/AIDS Fight Website Now Online

Fight AIDS/HIV In St. Kitts - Nevis

New Website Aims To Inform Citizens

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
May 21, 2009 (SKNIS)

Colourful, user-friendly and informative are but some of the words that can be used to describe the new dynamic National Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (NACHA) website.

Persons with access to the internet can type the address and enter a world of thought-provoking information ranging from messages on abstinence and discrimination to HIV/AIDS facts and resources for testing, and how to get help.  Viewers are welcomed by a note declaring that NACHA is a multi-sectoral country coordinating committee “charged with providing leadership and coordinating all efforts aimed at reducing the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS on the population of St. Kitts and Nevis.”

Flash messages that rotate on the page include: Abstinence, that’s what’s hot; Your condom or mine; Daddy cares about prevention of parent to child transmission; as well as Ouch, HIV/AIDS discrimination hurts.

A special feature of the page is a box through which locally created and voiced cartoon videos tell a tale of superhero’s, best friends, testing scenarios, and how to deal with work discrimination.  There is also Heart Strings, a video of a dramatic mini-series, scripted, performed and filmed in St. Kitts.

Near the middle lower segment of the page is a section termed “My Life” which presents several scenarios such as “I’m pregnant with HIV,” “My relative has HIV,” “I’m not sure if I have HIV.”  Sponsors’ logos scroll across the bottom of the page while NACHA contact information close off the attractive scene which is sparsely decorated with HIV/AIDS ribbons.

Links to other pages on the same site provide information on how to “protect yourself,” “FAQ,” “video library,” “photo gallery,” “get help,” “resources and tools,” “HIV/AIDS in St. Kitts,” “news and events,” “discuss it,” “ads/campaigns” and “partners.”

There are also links to other websites such as UNAIDS, Global Health Facts, AIDS Alliance, the Global Fund and the Clinton Foundation.  Like all websites, the NACHA site is a work in progress and new features are continuously being added.

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