December 16, 2017

Gene therapy gives ‘bubble babies’ immune systems

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By Saqib Shah From engadget The new treatment restored all three major immune cell types in the babies. Initial results from a new gene therapy technique suggest it could open the doors to a cure for “bubble baby” disease. Lacking the ability to ward off even the most common infections, infants born with the genetic […]

AIDS care in the Caribbean is varied

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From St Lucia Times (Martinique 1Ere) – 308 million euros are needed each year to finance the fight against AIDS in the Caribbean. The majority of this sum is the responsibility of countries that benefit from some international aid. But from 2018, there will be a shortfall of 7.5 million euros. Indeed, US President Donald Trump has canceled […]

HIV prevention in the spotlight report launched at World AIDS Day event

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From ZIZ News Online (SKNIS): The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis had the pleasure of hosting the regional World AIDS Day celebration in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and UNAIDS where the “HIV Prevention in the Spotlight Report” was launched. The event held on December 1, marking the observance of World […]

Six Caribbean territories and states eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

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The World Health Organization has validated Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis as achieving dual elimination Saint Kitts and Nevis/ Geneva, December 1, 2017 – Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as […]

The Editor Speaks: HIV &AIDS

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Friday, December 1st is World AIDS Day. Cayman Islands Minister of Health in his Message said: “As the festive season approaches, it is always a poignant time of year for people who have lost loved ones, particularly those who have succumbed to an illness such as HIV and AIDS. “It is important, therefore, that we […]

Cayman Islands Minister of Health’s Message for World AIDS Day Dec 1 2017

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Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA World AIDS Day 2017 1 December 2017 As the festive season approaches, it is always a poignant time of year for people who have lost loved ones, particularly those who have succumbed to an illness such as HIV and AIDS. It is important, […]

New PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS report puts HIV prevention in the spotlight

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World AIDS Day 2017 – December 1 PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS call for stepping up HIV prevention efforts and offering all available options to prevent new infections New report says that expanding access to all prevention options could reduce the 120,000 new cases of HIV reported each year in Latin America and the Caribbean Washington, DC, November […]

Let’s end it: On World AIDS Day, a look at HIV in the Caribbean

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By Sophie Weiner The HIV/AIDS epidemic hit the Caribbean in the late ‘70s. By 2001, it had become the second-most affected region in the world with an estimated 420,000 people – more than two percent of the adult population – living with HIV, according to a UNAIDS/WHO report. That year, a group of Caribbean nations […]

Finance and HIV experts gather in Haiti to debate new strategies for making the HIV response sustainable

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JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV AND AIDS       www.unaids.org PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION                          www.paho.org WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION                                         www.who.int News and Public Information Port au Prince, Haiti, November 2, 2017– The Third Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainability of the HIV Response “Road to Ending AIDS in LAC: Towards Sustainable Regional Fast-Track Targets” will be […]

UNAIDS and UNFPA launch road map to stop new HIV infections

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Global HIV Prevention Coalition holds first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to find ways to strengthen and sustain political commitment for HIV prevention GENEVA, 10 October 2017—As part of global efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat, UNAIDS, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners have launched a new road map to reduce […]