The Student Government Association of the University of The Bahamas North Campus, in conjunction with Kevin Thompson-Delancy JP, Esq., president of HIV/AIDS Survivors Benefit (HASB), held its ‘Know You Status’ Seminar on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the University’s Campus in East Grand Bahama.
During the event, Sharon Williams, Administrator of the Grand Bahama Health Services (GBHS) and HASB vice president, Tina Roberts, Pharmacist I at the Rand Memorial Hospital spoke to a room of 50-plus students on HIV/AIDS statistics here in The Bahamas, as well as the many myths that are connected to the virus.
Both speakers stressed the importance of individuals knowing their status.
“Speaking to the youth of our country about HIV/AIDS is important as it affects persons between the age of 15-49 the most here in The Bahamas,” said Tyler Smith, Division President.
On Thursday, November 9, 2017, students and faculty members also got the opportunity to get tested at the campus via the Rapid HIV/AIDS Testing Program in conjunction with HASB, the Grand Bahama Health Services and international co-sponsor AIDS Healthcare Foundation, USA.
“We look forward to working with both HASB and the GBHS on other events related to the health care and education of Bahamians,” Smith added.
Thompson-Delancy was impressed with the participation of the college students, during this first event hosted at UB.
“We were more than happy to partner with the Student Government Association of UB, Northern Campus and the Grand Bahama Health Services. We look forward to many more events like this in the coming years,” he added.
Thompson-Delancy expressed special thanks to the AIDS Health Care Foundation of the United States that has been assisting HASB with its Positive Impact Program throughout this year.
“Particularly, with assisting UB keeping true to our motto, ‘Touching Lives, Bringing Hope.”