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Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society Recognized for 10 Years of Vital HIV and AIDS Work
IFRC.org
23/02/2013
 
The Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society received an award at the recent launch of the new National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS. The office of the Prime Minister, which is spearheading the national response on the island, recognized the society for its sustained and passionate commitment to those affected by HIV and AIDS.

Margarita Elliot, technical lead on this programme, said the success of the programme was the result of hard work at every level of the organization from volunteers to leadership. “It is quite humbling, but the positive impact of this programme could not be possible without the commitment and courageous efforts of the present and past volunteers and staff who are working and have worked on many of our initiatives,” she said.
 
Read more: http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/americas/trinidad-and-tobago/trinidad-and-tobago-red-cross-society-recognized-for-10-years-of-vital-hiv-and-aids-work-60780/
 

Males Dominate HIV Infection in Dominica
Dominica News Online
27/02/2013
 
Coordinator of the National HIV and AIDS Response Programme, Julie Frampton, has revealed that males continue to dominate the list of persons becoming infected with HIV in Dominica.
According to Frampton despite the “feminisation” of the epidemic in other parts of the region, this is not the case in Dominica. “In the rest of the region, we see a feminisation of the epidemic, in Dominica we do not see that we still have a male dominated epidemic,” she pointed out. “Over 70 percent of the 396 reported cases are men and the age group most affected is our 25-49 age group and that remains the most affected.”

Read more: http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/health/males-dominate-hiv-infection-in-dominica/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=males-dominate-hiv-infection-in-dominica
 

International Recession Affecting Contributions To Global AIDS Fund
Caribseek News
26/02/2013

The ongoing international financial and economic crisis is having a toll on the Global HIV/AIDS Fund and the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said there has been a cutback in contributions which are vital to the world programme.
 
“There has now been a cut back in those contributions to the Global Fund which are going to be necessary in pursuing the important initiatives in ensuring that there is universal access to treatment and care and also to ensure by the next 5 to 10 years, we should not have any child being born with the HIV virus being transmitted from the mother to child and also making the point that we cannot let up on stigma and discrimination, especially among targeted populations,” said Prime Minister  Douglas, the lead spokesman for HIV/AIDS and other health related in the Caribbean Community.

Read more: http://news.caribseek.com/index.php/caribbean-islands-news/saint-kitts-and-nevis-news/item/39074-international-recession-affecting-contributions-to-global-aids-fund
 

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