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Inequality, Stigma, Discrimination Drive HIV Epidemic In Caribbean

Inter Press Service: Inequality Fuels HIV Epidemic in the Caribbean
“…The Caribbean is one of the most heavily affected regions in the world, with adult HIV prevalence about one percent higher than in any other region outside sub-Saharan Africa. The HIV pandemic in the Caribbean is fueled by a range of social and economic inequalities and is sustained by high levels of stigma, discrimination against the most at-risk and marginalized populations, and persistent gender inequality, violence, and homophobia…” (Brown, 2/10).

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