Tag: HIV


Nearly 15 Percent Of Jamaican Women Experience Violence From A Male Partner

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton revealed that nearly 15 percent of all women in Jamaica, aged 15 to 49, who have never married or partnered have experienced physical or sexual violence from a male partner in the previous 12 months. Dr. Tufton made his remark while addressing a public forum on gender-based violence at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in […]


Cuba Puts Stop To Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV And Syphilis

Cuba became the first country in the world to receive validation from WHO that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. “Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General in a press release. “This is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually […]


WHO: Sounds HIV Alarm

The World Health Organization (WHO) in a news release declares that people most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services that they need. The organization warns that failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups — men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who injects drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens […]