St. Kitts – Nevis National AIDS Campaign Continues With Artistic Flair

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Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
December 02, 2011 (SKNIS)

The theme of “HIV/AIDS” will be the focus of tonight’s Island Expressions, and will give patrons an artistic interpretation of the many issues pertaining to the pandemic.

The poetic experience will be held at Mapau, Port Zante starting at 8:30 p.m. and spectators have an opportunity to win attractive prizes.

Upcoming activities under the campaign theme, “It Takes a Village to Fight HIV/AIDS,” includes, the World AIDS March which is one of the highlights of the period.  Lucine Pemberton, Health Educator based at the National AIDS Secretariat informed the St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service that as customary, various schools and businesses have been invited to participate in the December 2 event, in a show of support of persons living with HIV/AIDS and programmes to stem its spread.  The March is scheduled to commence at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, December 12 has been identified as the date for a Talk Show which will air on ZIZ television while a Whistle Stop which will bring the information to the communities around St. Kitts.

Another highlight of the campaign is the National Testing Day which takes place Friday, December 16 in Independence Square from 9:00 a.m.  Persons attending the Testing Day have an opportunity to win an I-Pad2.

Activities continue into 2012 with the sale of calendars which will display the artwork of 20 Grade 5 and 6 students.  An art competition was coordinated by United States Peace Corps representatives Millicent Nash and Kimson Bryant and all entries were numerically ranked by a panel of judges.  The top 12 designs will appear in consecutive monthly placements on the calendar. While they will go on sale January 13, persons interested in purchasing can pre-order by calling the National AIDS Secretariat at 467-1233.

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