By Leslie Estrella, Program Manager
WestCare Pacific Islands (WPI) is committed to building a healthier community by standing alongside our local partners annually for World AIDS Day 2022‘s theme, “Equalize. Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV.” The WPI family stays firm in our mission to be a resource for the education and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
WPI’s Steer team led this year’s efforts for the organization by assisting in planning Guam’s World AIDS Day activities. WPI participated by waving with pride, creating signs for awareness, and advocating for the importance of getting tested during an HIV testing and outreach event.
Steer continues to advocate the message of protecting what we value in life and increasing access to protection. This advocacy is a joint effort with the community as several establishments house Steer’s jars with condoms for those that need them. This effort allows patrons to learn more about HIV and join the global mission of stopping transmission of the virus.
We hope this ignites our community’s resilience and creates a greater force in the fight against HIV and AIDS!
Top Photo: HIV testing outreach at Micronesia Mall, December 3, 2022.
Middle Photo: Steer team Audora Simmons (L: Prevention Specialist and R: Leslie Estrella, Program Manager, ready for World AIDS Day.
Bottom Photo: WestCare Pacific Islands Familia at the ITC intersection for the World AIDS Day wave.