<ul><ul><li>A brief outlook of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>--------------------------------------...
Overview <ul><li>HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome </li></ul...
  Definitions <ul><li>HIV – Is the virus that causes AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS – The disease complex associated with HIV...
Debunking HIV Transmission Myths <ul><li>HIV is not transmitted by: </li></ul><ul><li>Mosquitoes </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing...
Virus Transmission <ul><li>HIV infection in the Caribbean include: </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Contact: male to male, male to...
Transmission Fluids <ul><li>Body fluids that can transmit the virus: </li></ul><ul><li>Semen </li></ul><ul><li>Blood </li>...
The Present Caribbean Situation <ul><li>230, 000 persons living with HIV/AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>17,000 newly infected pers...
Development up to present <ul><li>Free Anti- retro viral  medication from government pharmacies </li></ul><ul><li>Counseli...
Estimated HIV/AIDS Prevalence <ul><li>Anguilla - 60 </li></ul><ul><li>Bahamas – 6, 800 </li></ul><ul><li>Barbados – 2, 700...
Difficulties <ul><li>Frequent Migration </li></ul><ul><li>Stigma </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice </l...
Recommendation <ul><li>Publish health statistics quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>Media Campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Provide sex...
Sources <ul><li>Carec.org </li></ul><ul><li>UNAIDS.org </li></ul><ul><li>Avert.org </li></ul>
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  • HIV/AIDS Caribbean Summary presented by Anguilla Review.
  • HIV/AIDS Caribbean Spotlight

    1. 1. <ul><ul><li>A brief outlook of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-------------------------------------- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anguilla Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.anguillareview.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>December, 2007 </li></ul></ul>HIV/AIDS - Caribbean Spotlight
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>HIV Transmission </li></ul><ul><li>HIV/AIDS Caribbean Statistics </li></ul>
    3. 3. Definitions <ul><li>HIV – Is the virus that causes AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS – The disease complex associated with HIV infection. Commonly, lung, throat infections; cancer, herpes and tuberculosis. </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired means you can get infected with it </li></ul><ul><li>Immune Deficiency means weakened body response to fight diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Syndrome are diseases that affect your health </li></ul>
    4. 4. Debunking HIV Transmission Myths <ul><li>HIV is not transmitted by: </li></ul><ul><li>Mosquitoes </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing a home </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing utensils </li></ul><ul><li>Hugging, eating, sneezing, coughing </li></ul><ul><li>Saliva, sweat, tears </li></ul><ul><li>Touching </li></ul><ul><li>Working with HIV Positive colleagues </li></ul>
    5. 5. Virus Transmission <ul><li>HIV infection in the Caribbean include: </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Contact: male to male, male to female, female to female </li></ul><ul><li>Sex Workers: Not using a condom </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Users: Sharing needles </li></ul>
    6. 6. Transmission Fluids <ul><li>Body fluids that can transmit the virus: </li></ul><ul><li>Semen </li></ul><ul><li>Blood </li></ul><ul><li>Breast Milk </li></ul><ul><li>Vaginal Secretions </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Present Caribbean Situation <ul><li>230, 000 persons living with HIV/AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>17,000 newly infected persons for 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>11,000 deaths due to AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated 30 reported cases in Anguilla </li></ul>
    8. 8. Development up to present <ul><li>Free Anti- retro viral medication from government pharmacies </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling and testing </li></ul><ul><li>Funding from the Clinton Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Regional and International Corporation </li></ul>
    9. 9. Estimated HIV/AIDS Prevalence <ul><li>Anguilla - 60 </li></ul><ul><li>Bahamas – 6, 800 </li></ul><ul><li>Barbados – 2, 700 </li></ul><ul><li>Dominican Republic – 66, 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti - 190,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaica – 25, 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Trinidad and Tobago – 27, 000 </li></ul>
    10. 10. Difficulties <ul><li>Frequent Migration </li></ul><ul><li>Stigma </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice </li></ul><ul><li>Limited availability of HIV/AIDS data </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Funding </li></ul>
    11. 11. Recommendation <ul><li>Publish health statistics quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>Media Campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Provide sex workers with condoms </li></ul><ul><li>Increase funding for HIV/AIDS Programmes </li></ul>
    12. 12. Sources <ul><li>Carec.org </li></ul><ul><li>UNAIDS.org </li></ul><ul><li>Avert.org </li></ul>

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