Each year, we host 10-15 community health fairs in the markets, parks and slums of San Pedro Sula and Siguatepeque. We target the slums (“bordos”) because of the poverty and lack of services. Most people there live on less than $2/day in cardboard and wood shacks vulnerable to being washed away by the rivers they border. These areas do not have health clinics, social service agencies, or schools.
In our recent HIV counseling and testing campaign, we found a 9% prevalence rate.