World AIDS Day reminds the public and decision makers that there is still a vital need to support HIV programs, increase awareness, fight prejudice, stigma and discrimination and improve education. Globally, there are an estimated Despite the virus only being identified inmore than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
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Chief Nursing Officer with responsibility for family health, Ms. Jascinth Hannibal explained that the number of persons infected with HIV in the Territory might be more thanbecause the reality is that persons seek HIV treatment overseas, and some enter the BVI with HIV and only access care at a later stage of their disease. On June 16 it was announced that the Territory recorded three new cases of HIV for this year, while seven new cases were recorded in
The Caribbean is the second-most affected region in the world in terms of HIV prevalence rates. Although the exact origin of the disease is unknown, the HIV epidemic in the Caribbean most likely began in the s. In the early days of the epidemic, more men were affected than women. Among adults aged 15—44, AIDS is the leading cause of death.
The local observation is focused on emphasizing prevention as the key to ending the disease. She also said stigma and discrimination for people living with HIV must be eliminated. Hannibal stated.
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Chief Nursing Officer, Mrs. Hannibal said roughly one of every four HIV positive persons in the region are not aware that they are infected and that is why it is important for persons to continue to get tested so that they can know their status. Hannibal said.