Jamaica: Most HIV/AIDS Carriers Don't Know They Are Infected
July 7, 2009
Highlighting the need for increased voluntary HIV testing, the Ministry of Health (MOH) says two-thirds of the estimated 27,000 Jamaicans living with HIV/AIDS are unaware they are infected.
At last year's testing day, approximately 450 people were screened at three bank locations. This year, more than 1,664 people turned up. Of these, more than 60 percent were females -- a gender imbalance Reid said is typical.
Jamaica Observer (Kingston)
07.02.2009; Patrick Foster
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