UNAIDS deletes reference to high local HIV figures

UNAIDS deletes reference to high local HIV figures

UNAIDS has issued a revised summary of the AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean, omitting previously mentioned figures relating to Saint Lucia and other Eastern Caribbean countries.

In a previous statement issued recently, the organization had published figures in its Caribbean summary of the AIDS epidemic in 2015 indicating that Saint Lucia had the second highest number of people living with HIV in the Eastern Caribbean – 500.

UNAIDS  had said that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was ahead  of Saint Lucia with 800 cases of the disease.

The figures, which were published by the Times, generated some controversy with local Health Officials raising questions about them.

However in a December 9, 2016, ‘key’ addendum to its previous summary, UNAIDS omits all references to the figures it had originally published.

Instead, the organization declared that all Eastern Caribbean countries have sustained a high antenatal coverage and delivery of services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

“The Ministers of Health should be congratulated for this effort as the sub-region is well on track to eliminating vertical transmission of HIV,” the addendum said.

World AIDS day was observed on December 1, 2016.

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5 Comments

  1. Sad-But-True
    December 10, 2016 at 11:32 am Reply

    Never trust the Devils with their bogus figures.

  2. Tc
    December 10, 2016 at 2:08 pm Reply

    Yea . Them ppl just there tarnishing our caribbean with their bogus figures. Can we sue (Words deleted) ?

    1. Sad-But-True
      December 11, 2016 at 6:59 am Reply

      Sue? The boy running this country is white. The figures released by his white brothers from another location on my Forefather’s planet. Satan cannot cast out Satan!

  3. Anonymous
    December 10, 2016 at 10:51 pm Reply

    Who knows if the figures are right or wrong we can’t believe everything on the internet…just keep yourself protected..they can say there are 21 cases and we get reckless and we all will perish. Stop pondering on everything that us said online ppl or else you all will be in deep (Word deleted).

  4. Sad-But-True
    December 11, 2016 at 7:00 am Reply

    The figures released. are by his white brothers from another location on my Forefather’s planet. Satan cannot cast out Satan!

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