From our educationblog:

Native Hawaiians are three times more likely to be hospitalized and 2.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV infection as compared with the Caucasian population, according to federal information in a University of Hawaii news release today.

The UH med school is hosting an event, “Getting to Zero in Hawaii,” at 6 this evening at the JABSOM Medical Education Building, Ilalo St., Room 315. It will focus on HIV prevention efforts here and globally, the release says.

Some 3,000 people in Hawaii live with HIV/AIDS, and 25 percent don’t realize they’re carrying the virus. 

Learn more about the event here.