October 15, 2018

PAHO: Caribbean countries among those with the lowest incidence of TB

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Progress must be accelerated to end tuberculosis in the Americas, says new PAHO report Over a quarter of a million people live with TB in the Region of the Americas and 24,000 died from the disease in 2017. But the downward trend in new cases and deaths must proceed more swiftly to meet elimination targets. Washington, […]

Caribbean AIDS response too slow – UNAIDS Director

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By Paul Clarke From Jamaica Gleaner Fifty-seven per cent of all persons living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are on treatment and 40 per cent are virally suppressed, but to reach targets that will set the Caribbean on track to end the AIDS epidemic, the region must close the gaps in testing and treatment, […]

Rates of 3 STDs have reached a record high in the US — and a ‘super gonorrhea’ may be forthcoming

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By Caroline Praderio From This Insider STDs like gonorrhea, pictured here, are on the rise, according to new preliminary data.CDC / Joe Millar Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis hit record highs in the US in 2017, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2013 and […]

Survey highlights persistent discrimination against people living with HIV

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AMSTERDAM (ILO News) – Despite progress being made in treatment that enables people living with HIV to work, they continue to face discrimination when seeking employment and as they try to keep their jobs and progress in their careers, says a new study launched by the ILO and the Global Network of People Living with […]

HIV vaccine

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HIV vaccine delivers promising results in human tests By Jon Fingas From engadget It might prevent infections from multiple strains of the virus. A Harvard-led team of scientists has made important progress in the quest to prevent HIV infections. They’ve had early success testing a multi-strain vaccine in humans — everyone who received the drug […]

Cayman Islands HIV Testing Week

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The Health Services Authority, the Cayman AIDS Foundation, and the Cayman Islands Red Cross will once again join forces in coordinating activities to mark HIV Testing week which will be observed in the Cayman Islands from  June 25  -30.  This is in support of the National Testing Day, and Regional HIV Testing Day (RTD) observed […]

Pan Caribbean Anti Aids Partnership to hold forum in T&T

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will convene a Regional Forum for the Development of a Regional Rights-Based Framework to increase access of Migrants and Mobile Populations to HIV prevention, […]

Bahamian pioneer in disease elimination is named a PAHO Health Hero of the Americas

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Nassau, May 2, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) — Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, a Bahamian public health pioneer known for her work in advancing and verifying regional disease elimination efforts, was named a Public Health Hero of the Americas by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). A Bahamian physician and public health expert, Dr. Dahl-Regis […]

Facebook’s Dating Service

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Facebook’s upcoming dating service will be a heartbreaker By Andrew Tarantola From engadget Leaving your love up to the social media site might not be the best method. Facebook is getting into the dating game, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced to the assembled crowd at its annual F8 developers conference today. Citing a 2017 Forbes article […]

Pan-Caribbean multi-stakeholders to discuss strategy for ending AIDS

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By: Denis Chabrol From Demerar Waves The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will host the Joint Regional Dialogue with Faith Leaders, Parliamentarians, Civil Society Leaders, National AIDS Programme Managers and Youth Leaders. Approximately 60 delegates representing […]