Announcement: World AIDS Day 2017
As we mark World AIDS Day 2017, we do so with the realization that the goal of ending new HIV infections and controlling AIDS is within sight. Recent studies confirm a drop in the number of new HIV cases and an increase in diagnosis and treatment. Still, the Caribbean is lagging behind much of the developed world in that regard.
Stigma, discrimination, and criminalization remain some of the biggest barriers to achieving targets to end new HIV infections and end AIDS. HIV infections in Latin America and the Caribbean remain at 120,000 new infections per year, and while 64% of people living with HIV in the Caribbean know their status, very few are open about their HIV/AIDS status.