Caribbean making progress in fight against HIV/AIDS –PAHO/WHO | News


Since 2010, the number of new HIV infections across the Caribbean has decreased by 18 per cent, the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) has revealed.

However, the PAHO/WHO has noted that the rate of new infections across Latin America over the same eight-year period remains at approximately 100,000 per year, a decrease of one per cent.

The disclosures were made in a statement from the two international health agencies marking World AIDS Day, which is being celebrated today under the theme: “Know Your Status.”

The PAHO/WHO report that over 2.1 million people are living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean and that 1.6 million know their status.

“Knowledge of HIV status, combined with increased access to antiretroviral treatment in the…

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