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GPHC creates centre for improved care for HIV/AIDS patients

Over a five-year period, Guyana has developed an advance care and support system for persons affected by HIV and AIDS, through partnership and collaborative efforts of USAIDS, Center for Diseases Control, and the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, GPHC. “Under the establishment of Presidents  ...

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PANCAP HOLDS THIRD CAPACITY BUIDLING WORKSHOP FOR PLH

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Approximately fifty persons living with HIV (PLH) from 16 Caribbean countries will be trained at a capacity-building workshop hosted by the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS Coordinating Unit (PANCAP) and the Caribbean Network  ...

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Ten Year Trends in Community HIV Viral Load in Barbados: Implications for Treatment as Prevention

Background: Treatment as prevention is a paradigm in HIV medicine which describes the public health benefit of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is based on research showing substantial reductions in the risk of HIV transmission in persons with optimally suppressed HIV-1 Viral Loads (VL). The present ...

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Address HIV and AIDS and NCDS to eradicate poverty

“Eradicating poverty is the greatest challenge facing the world today”, and HIV and AIDS and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) must be addressed if poverty is to be eradicated. This is the view of UN Assistant Secretary, Ms Elizabeth Thompson, who delivered the keynote address to the Official Ope ...

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Continuing treatment key to handling HIV/AIDS locally

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Founder and Director of the Antigua & Barbuda HIV/AIDS Network said more needs to be done to get and keep HIV/AIDS patients on a treatment regimen where they can be educated on how to suppress the virus. While speaking on the Big Issues programme yesterday, Eleanor Fre ...

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PSI launches T-shirt campaign to help fight HIV/Aids

The local arm of Population Services International Caribbean (PSI) has introduced a line of trendy T-shirts to its educational arsenal toward the prevention of HIV/Aids in T&T. The catchy slogan is Got It? Get It (GIGI). The non-profit organisation which embarked on a regional condom social ma ...

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More ‘political will needed’ to fight AIDS

St. John’s Antigua- Policymakers must be approached with evidence-based advocacy to create even greater political will in the fight against AIDS, advised regional coordinator of the Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (CRN+), Yolande Simon on Wednesday. She was referrin ...

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Haiti wins international award for HIV/AIDS work

CMC – An organisation in Haiti is among 10 community-based organisations worldwide honoured for their innovative and outstanding community work in the response to the AIDS epidemic. The Red Ribbon Award, which was first presented in 2006, is handed out every two years. SEROvie of Haiti, whic ...

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Caribbean Moves to Protect Rights of HIV-Positive Workers

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jul 19 2012 (IPS) - Thirty years into the HIV and AIDS epidemic, Caribbean countries are slowly putting necessary legislation in place to ensure the rights of workers despite their HIV/AIDS and chronic disease status. In June, Cabinet approved the St. Kitts and Nevis Workpla ...

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Guyana moving to treat Hiv/Aids as Non-Communicable disease

Guyana is now shifting its focus from treating Hiv/Aids as an emergency to a chronic non-communicable disease. This is according to Health Minister, Dr. Bheri Ramsarran who noted that this model is being adopted by the wider Caribbean region. “We are going to be looking at persons that need mo ...

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Stigma and discrimination high among Jamaican health service providers

A study of stigma and discrimination among health facility and social services staff in Jamaica has revealed that there is widespread stigma towards most –at-risk persons (MARPs) including persons living with HIV (PLHIV), men who have sex with men (MSM) and sex workers (SW), within the health serv ...

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HIV/AIDS testing and changing sexual habits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this week the first over-the-counter HIV test, which will allow Americans to check themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their homes. The OraQuick test detects the presence of HIV in saliva collected using mouth swabs.  ...

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Lifestyle Changes Advocated to Combat HIV/AIDS

Antigua St. Johns - A combination of lifestyle, cultural and behavioural changes is what’s required to break the chain of transmission and social stigma attached to HIV/AIDS. Those sentiments were echoed and re-echoed throughout the fifth launch of the annual Regional HIV Testing Day held at Scot ...

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HIV fight not threatened despite limited funding

Guyana will continue to fight to reduce the HIV/AIDS epidemic despite scarce funding from international agencies, Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran said. Dr Ramsaran told Guyana Times that the administration is making every effort to continue programmes which were started with the help of the United ...

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The 's' word

Ask any of the region's HIV stakeholders what sustainability means to them and you’re likely to hear a mouthful.  US$1.6 billion has been spent on the Caribbean's AIDS response to date yet many countries face looming disaster as international donor financing steadily dwindles. Crite ...

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Caribbean States called upon to adopt OAS Resolution

The Coalition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite, Transsexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTTTI) Latin American and Caribbean organizations (The Coalition) is calling on all Caribbean states to implement the Organisation of American States (OAS) Resolutions on human rights, sexual orientation  ...

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Civil Society’s Involvement in the HIV Response Encouraged

“With governments facing increasing fiscal constraints, Civil Society is going to be compelled to do more with less”, is the view of  the Director of the Coordinating Unit of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) , Ms. Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland . Ms. Bynoe-Sutherland w ...

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Legislative adjustments needed at country level to recognise rights of migrants

Consideration should be given by Caribbean countries to making legislative adjustments to recognise the rights of migrants to health care which are in keeping with international conventions and jurisprudential lines. This was the recommendation that was put forward on day 2 of the second Regional Ad ...

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Migrants must be considered as MARPs for HIV services

Migrants in the Caribbean must be considered as one of the main vulnerable groups, needing HIV and AIDS service delivery by civil society organizations (CSOs) and in country health systems. This was the finding of mapping consultancies that were conducted in Antigua & Barbuda, St Maarten, Surina ...

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Health Ministry Undertakes Mindset Approach on HIV/AIDS

Antigua St john's - The time has come for Antigua and Barbuda and the rest of the Caribbean to realize and accept that HIV/AIDS is not a problem, but a reality; and that is an illness rather than the moral condemnation that some communities have reduced it to. The time has also come to break the m ...

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