Panama Launches HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
June 15, 2009
Hundreds of young people turned out Friday at the University of Panama for the kickoff of "Make the Test," a new HIV prevention campaign launched by the Panamanian Health Ministry. The project provided more than 1,000 free HIV tests. The outreach aims to increase AIDS awareness among sexually active middle-aged people as well as others vulnerable to the virus, said Yira Ibarra, the HIV/AIDS program's leader. Most Panamanian HIV patients are ages 20-45.
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