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June 8 marks Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an effort aimed to encourage Caribbean American and Caribbean-born people living in the U.S. to get educated about HIV/AIDS, get tested, get treated and get involved.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 20 percent of people living with HIV in the U.S. do not know they are infected. That's why it's important to get tested if you have ever had unprotected sex, shared needles or been diagnosed or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis or an STD.

The word cheating is often associated with men - Tiger Woods, John Edwards, Elliot Spitzer and Governor Mark Sanford, but the latest statistics reveal women cheat on their husbands equally as much as men - one in five married women has had an affair.

Why do women cheat on their husbands?

Put it down to The Putt Putt Syndrome, says one relationship expert. The Putt Putt Syndrome is a new movie, a dark comedy by director and producer, Allen Cognata; it had its New York City screening last Friday and coming to Los Angeles in March. (Trailer and more on the movie below.)

The Broward County HIV Health Services Planning Council and the South Florida AIDS Network's (SFAN) Joint Client/Community Relations Committee will host an "Information and Resource Fair" on Tuesday, March 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mizell Center, located at 1409 N.W. Sixth St. (Sistrunk Blvd.), in Fort Lauderdale.

The purpose of the event is to link Broward County residents living with HIV/AIDS to treatment and support services made available through several Broward County Ryan White funded programs.

Life is a precious gift and so are loved ones. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, today launched a campaign that provides people an array of life-changing health messages to send to those who may be at risk for stroke.

Take 2 To Save 2 - part of the Power To End Stroke cause campaign reaching African Americans - calls for people to take two minutes to text two loved ones "Take 2" to "64244." The text sends a personalized health message to recipients that could help save their lives. Also, participants can get viral messages to send via a phone call, e-mail, Facebook, or other formats.

To view the entire release, please visit: www.blackprwire.com/press-releases/2480

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