Image Of The Week – Educating Seniors About HIV/AIDS


This week’s image comes from the Monday Gleaner story entitled Know The Facts: Retirees Learn About HIV/AIDS. In the photo, author and long-standing advocate for behaviourial change towards persons living with HIV/AIDS, Rosemarie Stone, is seen in discussion with seniors at an HIV/AIDS sensitisation workshop at St Peter & Paul Parish Hall in Liguanea.

Senior citizens are largely overlooked in HIV/AIDS public education campaigns as the rate of infection among persons over 50 is considered low. However, one local health official has warned that the virus and disease are not age-specific.