July 19, 2018

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 […]

Pharma Bro’, who drove up anti-HIV drug prices, gets jail

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[USA], Mar. 10 (ANI) – Former drug firm executive Martin Shkreli, who drove up the price of drug used to treat HIV by 50 times, has been sentenced seven-year imprisonment by a New York federal court for defrauding investor. The “Pharma Bro” was convicted last year for defrauding investors by showing fake account statements of […]

One in three Caribbean people with HIV don’t know status

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By Julien Neaves From NewsDay tt One in three people in the Caribbean with HIV do not know their status, reported UNAIDS Director Latin America and Caribbean Dr Cesar Núñez. He was speaking on Monday at the opening day of the three-day 6th Meeting of the National AIDS Programme Managers and Key Partners held at […]

OECS Member States collaborating to eliminate HIV and Tuberculosis

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OECS Media release Friday, March 9, 2018 — The OECS Commission has partnered with the Pan American Health Organization and the Global Fund to implement a program aiming at eliminating tuberculosis and HIV in the Eastern Caribbean. The US $5 million TB/HIV project funded by the Global Fund will operate in six participating OECS Member […]

Haiti – Justice : More than 75% of prisoners in Haitian prisons have never been tried

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From Haiti Libre The situation of people in prolonged pretrial detention is one of the causes of the overcrowding rate of prisons in Haiti. According to figures from the Directorate of Prison Administration (DAP), on average 74% of men, 82% of women and 95% of girls are detained without having been tried. During his official […]