June 28, 2013

CBMP and Scotiabank host HIV Regional Testing Day at branches today

Scotiabank, through its Bright Future Program, will support the hosting of the 6th annual HIV Regional Testing Day at various locations across St Vincent and the Grenadines today.{{more}}

Residents can visit any one of the testing sites where trained personnel will conduct confidential screenings and provide counselling on taking precautions to stop the spread of HIV.

“Scotiabank is proud to contribute to the health of our communities by partnering with the CBMP for Regional Testing Day,” said country manager Basil Alexander. “As a bank with a long history and strong roots in St Vincent and the Grenadines, we need to continue taking action and provide HIV-AIDS support, because we know the importance of the health of members in our communities.”

Scotiabank’s support of this programme is part of the Bank’s Global HIV Strategy launched in 2011, which works to fight the stigma and discrimination of this life-threatening disease by promoting awareness and education. To learn more about this strategy and the significance of fighting this disease with Scotiabank visit:

“I congratulate Scotiabank for their committed involvement in this important HIV prevention initiative now in its 6th year,” said Dr Allyson Leacock, executive director, Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership. “Our unique collaboration creates a powerful response to fighting the spread of HIV and raising awareness on the importance of preventing the disease in our region. We would also like to thank the ministries and departments of health who provide valuable support to facilitate testing and counselling.”

A list of locations can be found online at: