December 1, 2021

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 […]

Results needed Prime Minister Douglas tells Caribbean Human Rights Consultation

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From SKNVibes (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)  —  “We need results. It is time for accelerated action”, says St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, and Chair of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS, the Rt Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas. The Prime Minister was speaking at the official opening of the Caribbean Consultation […]

Anti-gay laws undermine fight against HIV/AIDS in Caribbean – experts

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By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Anti-gay laws and cultural attitudes are preventing the most vulnerable people accessing HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programmes in parts of the Caribbean, UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has said. With adult HIV prevalence at about one percent of the population, the […]

Caribbean Consultation on Justice for All and Human Rights Agenda to take place in Jamaica

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From Bahama Islands Info CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana — The Caribbean Consultation on Justice for All and Human Rights Agenda takes place on 9-11 April 2014, at The Jamaica Pegasus, Kingston, Jamaica. The three-day dialogue advances the Caribbean human rights agenda and is the culmination of a series of national consultations held over […]

Eight Caribbean countries to strengthen HIV programmes – UNAIDS

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From Caribbean360 The representatives from Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago met her last week for a three-day workshop hosted by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tuesday February 25, 2014, CMC – UNAIDS Caribbean said Monday that eight regional countries have finalised […]

Initiative to sustain Caribbean HIV responses underway

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PHOTO: Minister of Health Alvina Reynolds On Jan. 23 government representatives from the health and finance ministries of eight Caribbean countries joined civil society and international development partners in Gros Islet, St. Lucia to begin two days of deliberations on securing a sustainable future for their HIV responses. The meeting is hosted by the joint […]