Digicel Customers across the Caribbean Can Now Receive Local HIV/AIDS Referral Services and Information via Text Message
The new service which went CBMP) enables Digicel customers across the Caribbean to quickly and easily receive information on their mobile phones about local HIV/AIDS clinics, testing centers, and other resources using SMS technology as follows: since December 1st has been developed in association with the on HIV/AIDS (
? In Haiti: Envoyez un message texte avec le mot ? INFO (4636) ? partir de votre t?l?phone mobile Digicel
? In Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and Curacao: Text Digicel mobile. to INFO (4636) on your
The initiative is a part of The new HIV/AIDS text message service will be promoted through new public service ads (PSAs), on-air promotions by members and on a new regional television magazine program, : The Show produced by the in collaboration with the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).‘s ongoing regional campaign that includes more than 53 Caribbean media houses from 23 countries and is designed to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS in the region.?We applaud the efforts of the HIV/AIDS, especially the younger population. We certainly hope that they will access the information provided in this in their attempt to educate the region about campaign, and we can realize a positive change?, said Roy Gillingham, General Manager of Barbados’ Digi-service.
The Caribbean is the region most affected by HIV/AIDS in this hemisphere, and is second only to sub-Saharan Africa in terms of the impact of the disease. AIDS is a leading cause of death among adults (ages 15-44) in , and 250,000 of the region?s residents are living with HIV or AIDS. Half of those are women, and a third are young people between the ages of 15-24.