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NewsOne Examines HIV In Caribbean

NewsOne examines HIV in the Caribbean, where one percent of the population is infected with the virus, “small in comparison to numbers found in the global scheme but significant enough to distinguish it as the second-highest region with HIV/AIDS outside of sub-Saharan Africa.” According to the article, HIV is spread primarily among populations at high risk for the disease, including sex workers, men who have sex with men, and people who use injection drugs.

“Organizations and countries looking to eliminate the pandemic are focusing their efforts on prevention, obtaining adequate funding, at-risk populations, bridging gaps of spread between populations, and reaching out via sound political leadership,” NewsOne writes, adding, “Smaller organizations are formulating their own response to the epidemic.” The article features two videos, one an interview with Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health who has worked extensively in Haiti, and the other about HIV/AIDS in Jamaica (Chandler, 2/7).

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