Review of HIV treatment progress, gaps, and challenges in the Caribbean, 2005–2015

Pan American Journal of Public Health
Nov 2016
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Yitades Gebre, Nikkiah Meoshi Forbes, and Abena Peters

Objective: To highlight the current context of the HIV response in the Caribbean and what
remains to be addressed to close gaps in HIV treatment and care and end AIDS by 2030.

Conclusion: The risk of HIV infection in the Caribbean among at-risk populations, including
men who have sex with men, transgender persons, and sex workers, is disproportionately high.
Caribbean countries need to work together to face the HIV threat. National programs need to
fast-track HIV treatment services and accelerate other responses to HIV by 2020, and then
maintain sustained actions up through 2030.