October 23, 2021

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 […]

The Caribbean celebrates Regional Testing Day

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THE CARIBBEAN CELEBRATES REGIONAL TESTING DAY ON FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2017 Regional Testing Day (RTD) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this Friday June 30 when people from 21 countries across the Caribbean will be afforded the opportunity to get tested for HIV at over three hundred (300) sites across the region. The aim is to […]

AIDS Foundation tests 89 on Caribbean testing day

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten PHILIPSBURG–Eighty nine persons learnt their HIV status during the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation free and confidential testing held on Caribbean Regional HIV Testing Day on Saturday, June 24. The Foundation held the testing day as part of its collaboration with Scotiabank, the Caribbean Media Alliance and the Pan Caribbean […]

BARBADOS: RTD 10th Anniversary Awards

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History was made on Friday May 26th at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados when thirty-three (33) awards were given out to organizations and individuals from across the Caribbean who have worked tirelessly over the last ten years in support of Regional Testing Day (RTD) activities. The milestone tenth Anniversary of Regional Testing Day for HIV […]

New targets set for controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean – PAHO

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From Caribbean360 MEXICO CITY, Mexico, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Latin America and the Caribbean have established new targets for expanding diagnosis and antiretroviral treatment (ART) and reducing patients’ viral loads by the year 2020. The accord with partner agencies is viewed as a move by the region to jointly address […]