Education and health workers to be more informed on HIV prevention strategies

Efforts to foster greater collaboration between the education and health sectors in gender responsive HIV prevention strategies will be top on the agenda during a roundtable discussion this week.

The roundtable discussion is part of a project aimed at strengthening gender-responsive prevention approaches, given the growing understanding that harmful gender stereotypes and relations are a driver of the HIV epidemic in the Caribbean.

National HIV and AIDS response program coordinator Nurse Julie Frampton says the project which started in 2009 has a number of competent, including the capacity development for persons in the health and education sectors.

“This policy roundtable will continue the focus on prevention and will allow for a discussion on the further development of strategies aimed at youth, both in and out of school,” She said.

The roundtable discussion on the in gender responsive HIV prevention strategies will take place at the Garraway hotel on Thursday from 8:30 a.m.

– DNO Correspondent

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1 Comment

  1. only
    May 12, 2010

    Good nutrition is the best aid to combating HIV for those that are already infected.

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