May Events – Vallarta Enfrenta el SIDA, A.C. (V.E.S.)
INTERNATIONAL AIDS VIGIL
Sunday, May 18, has been declared the International AIDS Vigil, to commemorate those who have died from complications from AIDS. VES will participate by leading a solemn candlelight march from Parque Hidalgo to the seahorse sculpture on the malecón, stepping off at 8:30 PM. At the seahorse sculpture there will be a short program of artistic presentations in remembrance of those who have passed, and giving hope to those affected who are with us. Please join us by 8 PM at Parque Hidalgo to participate in this important commemoration, especially if you have lost a friend or loved one to HIV.
COUNSELING AND RAPID HIV TESTING WORKSHOP » May 19, 20, 21
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in collaboration with V.E.S. and the CAPASITS HIV clinic in Puerto Vallarta, will present a workshop to staff and volunteers, to teach the latest techniques in HIV counseling and rapid testing. Participants will receive accreditation in HIV counseling techniques for pre- and post testing situations, and will learn appropriate ways to disclose results to patients, whether the result is positive or negative. Participants will also be trained to administer the rapid HIV test. Program will be presented in Spanish.
MONTHLY HEALTH FAIR » Saturday, May 24, 11AM to 7PM
Saturday, May 24, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. This month’s Health Fair, presented by V.E.S. will take place at Lazaro Cárdenas Park, Col. Emiliano Zapata. V.E.S. staff and trained volunteers will be on hand to provide Rapid HIV Testing and Counseling about HIV and sexual health. Test results will be available immediately, and if required, participants will be referred to appropriate local healthcare providers for follow up. All services are completely free.