June 30, 2022

Don’t worry, our cats won’t turn us into psychopaths

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By Steve Williams From Care2 A 2012 article by the Independent shines a light on the already known, but still tentative, link between the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii and a potential for psychological disturbances in those humans it infects. Furthermore, the article draws readers’ attention to the fact that a soon-to-be issued report that shows British infection rates may […]

The Editor speaks: World AIDS Day but more steam needed

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Last Saturday (1) was World AIDS Day. Please read our Minister of Health’s message on World AIDS Day published on our website at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/cayman-islands-minister-of-healths-message-for-world-aids-day/   The Cayman AIDS Foundation on their Facebook page says: The Cayman AIDS Foundation (CAF) is a community based organisation which provides education on the danger of, helps prevent the spread […]

World AIDS Day: PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV

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World AIDS Day – 1 December PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV and halting the AIDS epidemic Knowing HIV status is vital to accessing prevention, treatment, ensuring follow-up, protecting future partners and avoiding new HIV infections. 1 in 4 people with the virus in Latin America and the Caribbean do not […]

OECS Commission Releases Public Service Announcements on World AIDS Day

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Know your Status’: OECS Commission Releases PSAs on World AIDS Day OECS Media Release Friday, November 30, 2018 — Saturday December 1 2018 marks World AIDS Day with the OECS HIV/TB Elimination project releasing a series of Public Service Announcements on HIV awarness and advocacy in conjunction with civil society organizations and various Ministries of Health.  OECS HIV/TB Elimination Project […]

Cayman Islands Minister of Health’s message for World AIDS Day

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From Cayman Islands Minister for Health Hon.Dwayne Seymour: On Saturday, 1 December 2018, the Cayman Islands joins countries around the globe in marking the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.Much has changed since that first observance, but this year’s theme reminds us that it is still of the utmost importance to “Know Your Status”.  HIV […]

Caribbean makes significant strides In HIV reduction

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By Jodi-Ann Gilpin From Jamaica Gleaner Dr Bernadette Theodore-Gandi believes that while the Caribbean has made significant strides in reducing the number of new HIV infections, more has to be done to improve access to treatment, as well as ensure that special attention is paid to vulnerable groups. According to the Pan American Health Organization […]

Step up’ HIV treatment in Caribbean, PAHO advisor urges

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By KIMONE FRANCIS From Jamaica Observer APPROXIMATELY 15,000 Caribbean nationals are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) each year, and approximately 10,000 living with the dreaded disease die annually. There are some 310,000 people living with the disease in the Caribbean, and of that number, 73 per cent are aware of their status. Despite these […]

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 […]