News Outlets Examine HIV/AIDS Among Key Populations In Caribbean

News outlets report on HIV prevention efforts among key populations in the Caribbean.

Associated Press: New effort to halt spread of HIV in the Caribbean
“…[R]eaching out to men who have sex with men is practically revolutionary in parts of the English-speaking Caribbean, where homophobia and laws criminalizing gay sex have long driven people underground — turning them into the toughest group to reach with HIV prevention programs and fueling a regional epidemic. Now, there’s a growing momentum to turn the tide in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, and eight other countries that criminalize sex between adults of the same gender…” (McFadden, 5/7).

Inter Press Service: HIV/AIDS Highlights Gender Inequalities in Cuba
“…There is concern [in Cuba] that the [HIV] epidemic will increasingly take on a female face, like it has in the rest of the Caribbean region, where women are 53 percent of the HIV-seropositive adult population…” (González, 5/7).

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