by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Today is World AIDS Day. According to the latest statistics released by Prutehi Hao, there are 221 total cases of HIV/AIDS that have been diagnosed on Guam since 1985. 189 are men and 32 are women and the majority of the people who have HIV/AIDS are Pacific Islanders.
Reported sexually transmitted diseases for the entire year of 2009 saw 655 chlamydia cases, 61 gonorrhea cases, 126 trichomoniasis cases, and 34 cases of herpes.
Meanwhile, tonight the Guahan Project is having a torchlight ceremony at the Guahan Project Pacific Resource and Training Center in the Hornet Sports Building in Tamuning. The ceremony begins at 6pm and the event is being held to honor all those on the island who have HIV/AIDS.