4th Pacific Island Jurisdictional AIDS Action Group (PIJAAG) Regional HIV Summit

The Department of Public Health and Social Services announces the 4th PIJAAG Regional Summit on HIV/AIDS is scheduled for November 13 – 15, 2012, at the Guam Hyatt Regency Hotel.  The Summit is expected to bring together at least 150 service providers, volunteers, practitioners, social and health professionals, national/state/territorial government officials, community leaders and individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS.

The theme for the Summit is “Strengthening Our Fight Against HIV/AIDS in the Pacific”, and the goals are to:

  • Highlight HIV/AIDS surveillance and STI data trends in our respective communities to improve prevention and care efforts;
  • Develop rational, cohesive and culturally appropriate prevention, treatment, care and community planning strategies to address issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis and other sexually transmitted infections in the Pacific;
  • Create and strengthen opportunities for networking and collaboration between jurisdictional providers, regional and international stakeholders;
  • Gather as one voice to support the well-being of people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS in our respective communities.

The STD/HIV Program offices located at the Central Public Health in Mangilao and the Northern Region Community Health Center will be closed for services throughout the Summit, November 13 – 15, 2012, and resume on Friday, November 16, 2012.

For additional information, contact Ms. Bernadette P. Schumann, STD/HIV Program, Supervisor,

Bureau of Communicable Disease Control/ Chairperson, PIJAAG Regional HIV Summit at 735-3604, 486-9082 or visit www.prutehihao.org

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