December 14, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Live up: The Caribbean Media Alliance receives regional award

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The Executive Director of LIVE UP: The Caribbean Media Alliance, Dr. Allyson Leacock, has received the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), ‘Champions for Change’ Leadership Award for championing the HIV response in the Caribbean. Dr. Leacock was recognised for her leadership over the last 10 years of a coalition of 112 Media […]

United Nation study reveals increase in HIV infections among older populations in the Caribbean

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As the Caribbean prepares to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Regional Testing Day for HIV on Friday June 30th the need for testing has been underscored against the background of worrying statistics from the United Nations. United Nations Special Envoy on HIV to the Caribbean Dr. Edward Greene says findings in the 2016 UNAIDS Gap […]

Communique at the conclusion of a Pancap hosted knowledge synthesis and best practices workshop

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The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV & AIDS, PANCAP, hosted a three–day workshop (November 22 -24) in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on Knowledge Synthesis and Best Practices for over forty (40) leaders of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and National AIDS Programme (NAP) Managers in the Caribbean. The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, as […]

Five Caribbean countries with the most HIV cases

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 2, 2016: As many again paused to mark World AIDS Day 2016, the question in the Caribbean remains which countries have the highest number of HIV cases? Here are the top 5 according to UNAIDS data obtained by NAN: 1: Haiti The French Caribbean country of […]

PAHO urges stepping up nine measures to end AIDS by 2030

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Accelerating response in combined prevention, early detection and access to treatment could end the epidemic as a public health problem  Washington, DC, November 29, 2016 (PAHO/WHO) – “Take the challenge. End AIDS” is the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) campaign slogan for World AIDS Day (1 December), which urges governments and society to intensify nine […]