XVII INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE PANCAP Satellite Meeting. Hon Douglas Slater, Minister of Health, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Topic: What is the reality?. Theme: “Universal Access in the Caribbean by 2010: What is the Reality?”. Background.
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Hon Douglas Slater, Minister of Health,
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Topic: What is the reality?
Theme: “Universal Access in the Caribbean by 2010: What is the Reality?”
-the adult HIV prevalence in the Caribbean was estimated at 1 %.
- An estimated two hundred and thirty thousand (230 000) persons were found to be living with the disease
WHAT IS THE REALITY?
Some emerging priorities identified:
Emerging priorities (contd)
The major priority areas identified were :
What have we achieved?
What needs to be achieved?
The success of the Caribbean Region in controlling the spread of HIV and AIDS will depend on the collective actions of governments, private sector, donor agencies and non-governmental organizations with each country relying on the strength of its neighbour’s national response to HIV and AIDS for the protection of its own population. Our experience in collective action gives a level of optimism that we will overcome this epidemic. The reality is When?