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NHAC Barbados promoted HIV prevention at CARIFESTA XIII Grand MarketStaff praised for their intervention at The Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA.

September 27, 2017

The National HIV/AIDS Commission (NHAC), Barbados, participated in the CARIFESTA XIII Grand Market at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). The NHAC posted via social media that the ‘HIV messages were well received by patrons and exhibitors attending the Grand Market’.

Regional exhibitors lauded the presence of NHAC and its display of HIV informative materials and commended Commission staff for creating a “safe haven” with a wide selection of education on HIV and AIDS.

All of the comments received were positive, those who wrote in the NHAC’s guestbook on site said: “very informative,” “excellent,  it was very informative and I learnt several things that I had no idea of,” “female condoms are bigger than I anticipated,” and “wealth of information received, I am leaving the village to use these things”.

Several visitors to the NHAC’s exhibit also noted that the wide variety of the condoms on display at the Carifesta XIII Grand Market were not available in their respective countries.

PANCAP congratulates the NHAC for consistently utilizing prime opportunities and events for HIV education.