July 24, 2021

Cayman: Free HIV tests to celebrate HIV Testing Week 2021

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The Health Services Authority (HSA) and the Cayman Islands Red Cross will once again join forces in coordinating free HIV testing to mark HIV Testing Week which will be observed in the Cayman Islands from June 21st-25th.  “Although the COVID-19 pandemic may have set the world back in the fight against ending AIDS by 2030, […]

Dominica celebrates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

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The country is the eighth in the Caribbean to receive validation from WHO for the dual elimination. New HIV infections among children in the Caribbean declined by nearly 40% between 2019 and 2010. Washington, D.C., May 14, 2021 (PAHO) – Dominica today celebrated its World Health Organization certification for elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV […]

Caribbean Life’s Roundup

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Caribbean Progress has been made in reducing new infections and AIDS-related deaths, but these gains appear weak. This is according to a new report titled “Communities at the Center-The response to HIV in the Caribbean”, which was released ahead of World Aids Day 2019 on December 1 with the […]

World AIDS Day – 1 December campaign encourages health workers and youth to have open conversations about HIV

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Washington, DC, 27 November (PAHO)- ‘Talk to me openly’ – the slogan for this year’s World AIDS Day campaign by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNAIDS, UNICEF, the Latin American Network of Young People Living with HIV (J+LAC), and the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), seeks to ensure that health professionals talk about HIV […]

PAHO-WHO at the 10th IAS conference on HIV science

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PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION     www.paho.org WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION                    www.who.int News and Public Information Media Advisory PAHO/WHO at IAS2019 Experts from PAHO/WHO to participate in international scientific conference on HIV/AIDS in Mexico The Director of PAHO, Carissa F. Etienne, will be a keynote speaker during the opening ceremony. There will also be sessions on PrEP in Latin America and […]

He Jiankui: Baby gene experiment ‘foolish and dangerous’

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By James Gallagher From BBC The first people to be gene-edited – a pair of baby twin girls – may have been mutated in a way that shortens life expectancy, research suggests. Prof He Jiankui shocked the world when he genetically altered the twins to try to give them protection against HIV. But a study in […]

Regional health and communications specialists develop key messaging on non-communicable diseases

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Friday, May 10, 2019 — Willemstad, Curaçao: Over 35 healthcare and communications professionals from 25 Caribbean countries met in Curaçao from April 29-30, 2019 to finalise a regional strategy aimed at the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – the number one cause of death in the Caribbean. The two-day workshop, facilitated by the Organisation of Eastern […]

London man is second reported to be cured of HIV, a major development in the fight against AIDS

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From The Virgin Islands Consortium Researchers revealed on Monday that a man infected with HIV may be the second person to beat the virus that causes AIDS, a development that takes the fight in finding a cure a giant leap forward. According to the research, which was published Monday in the journal Nature, almost three […]

Research reveals gene-edited babies may have enhanced brains

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By Brian Freeman from Newsmax The widely-condemned Chinese scientist who created the world’s first gene-edited babies may have inadvertently enhanced their brains, Newsweek reported on Monday. He Jiankui, in announcing in November the birth of twin girls whom he had genetically edited by deleting the CCR5 gene, said he had done so to have them become more […]

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the C’bean

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From Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. The study also found that of concern to regional stakeholders is that the annual number of new HIV […]