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Jodian Pinkney, M.D.

Jamaican Study of Serodiscordant Couples Highlights Challenges of PrEP Awareness

A poster presented at the annual IDWeek conference in San Francisco illustrated the lag between the World Health Organization's recommendations and PrEP uptake in an urban setting in Jamaica.

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Jamaica: HIV Drug Shortage -- Medication Being Rationed

The shortage of some antiretrovirals has resulted in their being distributed in one-week rations instead of the customary monthly dosage -- or sometimes, not at all. The drugs in short supply are lopinavir and ritonavir (Aluvia) and emtricitabine and...

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Jamaica: U.S. Embassy Calls for Proposals on HIV

The US Embassy has begun accepting proposals for the 2010 Ambassador's HIV Prevention Program, which is part of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The program will award grants of $10,000 to $20,000 to projects that work to reduce HIV...

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HIV Frontlines: HIV/AIDS and Homophobia in Jamaica

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Introduction Homophobia in Jamaica HIV/AIDS Treatment in Jamaica About the MAC AIDS Fund Poetry and HIV/AIDS Advocacy Ways You Can Help

Welcome to HIV Frontlines: Global Edition. In this series, we talk to a range of peo...

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Jamaica: How AIDS Became a Caribbean Crisis

The Caribbean has the highest rate of new HIV infections after sub-Saharan Africa, and AIDS is now its leading cause of death among adults. Part of the region's susceptibility to HIV/AIDS is pervasive homophobia, which drives the epidemic underground...

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UNAIDS Report on HIV/AIDS in Caribbean Highlights Challenges, Next Steps

About 230,000 people in the Caribbean are living with HIV, and although last year more people received antiretroviral therapy than in 2006, coverage has not reached half of the 80% target and vulnerable populations are not receiving adequate attentio...

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$15 Million for Infrastructure but No AIDS Drugs for Jamaica

Seven minutes from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, there is a somewhat run-down house perched on a hill with a breathtaking view of the luxury beachfront hotels below and of the cruise ships docked across the bay.

I spent Wed...