|Felix Ayuso Jr.,
Lisa Forman and Miki Kim of the San Pedro AIDS Commission
The San Pedro AIDS Commission, a
branch of the National AIDS Commission, is proud to announce they have
established an information "desk" at the San Pedro Lions Clinic on Lion Street.
Manning the desk Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.
to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. is Peace Corps volunteer Miki Kim.
Informative pamphlets and other literature regarding HIV/AIDS are available to
the general public free of cost. Vive condoms are also for sale at the
In other news, the San Pedro AIDS
Commission is sponsoring an essay contest in celebration of World AIDS Day on
December 1st, 2002. The
objective of this contest is to raise awareness and prevent the spread of this
deadly disease that causes so much grief to our world. The San Pedro AIDS Commission invites
the youth of San Pedro to write an essay that reflects this year's theme, "Live
and Let Live," in respect to the AIDS epidemic in Belize. The criteria for the
contest is as follows: (1) Anyone between the age of 13 and 18 is eligible. (2)
Essay must be at least two pages in length, written on one side of a 10.5" by 8"
sheet of paper. (3) Name, age, phone number and address should be written on the
back of each page. (4) Use black or blue pen. No pencil.
All entries should be submitted at the San Pedro AIDS Commission information
desk or mailed to the attention of Felix Ayuso, President, San Pedro AIDS
Commission by November 25th,
2002. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on World AIDS Day and
cash prizes will be awarded to the top three writers. First Place - $100, Second
Place - $75 and Third Place - $50.
more information regarding the San Pedro AIDS Commission or the essay contest
may contact Mr. Felix Ayuso at telephone 226-2070 during normal working hours.