Figueroa, J. Peter; Brathwaite, Alfred R.; Ward, Elizabeth; Ducasse, Marion; Tscharf, Inge; Nembhard, Orville D.; Williams, Evadne M
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Community Health and Psychiatry; Medicine
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Jamaica
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Describes the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Jamaica. Data from the national surveillance system for HIV infection and AIDS based in the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, were reviewed. These include case reports; HIV screening of blood donors, migrant farmworkers and US visa applicants; sentinel surveillance among antenatal clinic (ANC) attenders and sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic attenders; and various serosurveys. Awareness of AIDS and HIV is high and condom use has increased considerably, but there are no grounds for complacency concerning the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Jamaica......