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Implications on development in the caribbean
Jul 25, 2001

What are the development implications for caribbean countries of the increasing rate of HIV?AIDS infection and how can these countries deal with these

Response from Ms. Donnelly

The Carribean is generally in a similar place to many developing countries facing an HIV/AIDS crisis. Access to treatment for people living with HIV is generally very difficult in this area. Although Barbados has just signed an agreement with the World Bank to begin the provision of some treatment, most other areas are lacking government mechanisms. Although there may be more options for people than in some of the hardest hit African countries, there are less options than some "mid-level" countries such as Brazil and Argentina all citizens have access to HIV treatment and the governments have enough money to invest in healthcare. Prevention of HIV disease in other countries is not in our area of expertise.

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