Caribbean leads world in reduction of new HIV infection – UN

hiv-aidsThe United Nations is reporting major progress by the Caribbean in battling HIV/AIDS, with the region recording the biggest drop in new infections compared to all regions in the world.

According to a report from the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), ‘How AIDS changed everything — MDG6: 15 years, 15 lessons of hope from the AIDS response’ which indicates that the world has met and exceeded the sixth millennium development goal of halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic, it is estimated that the number of people newly infected with HIV in the Caribbean in 2014 had been cut in half since 2000.

“The number of people living with HIV in the Caribbean fell sharply in the first half of the past decade, as new infections declined and substantial AIDS-related mortality persisted. As access to HIV treatment has expanded, the number of people living with HIV has stabilized and begun to increase, consistent with trends seen globally,” stated the report which was released yesterday on the sidelines of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

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1 Comment

  1. July 18, 2015

    This is a significant news report.

    I live in Canada but I visit the Caribbean . Like the thousands of others who visit the Caribbean islands from my country I welcome this news article from DNO.

    The gain against AIDS in the Caribbean is appreciated by those who live in Dominica, Dominicans in the diaspora, and potential visitors to Dominica. It is also encouraging to all who work in the field of AIDS research and treatment world wide.

    It tells the world “THE BATTLE CAN BE WON :!:

    DNO plays a great role in getting the good news out :!:

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

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