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The latest Global Report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) contains good news about prevention efforts in the Caribbean, as detailed below.

Trends in sexual HIV transmission

Trends in new adult infections differ among regions. The epidemic continues to disproportionately affect sub-Saharan Africa, home to 70% of all new HIV infections in 2012.


However, since 2001, the annual number of new HIV infections among adults in sub-Saharan Africa has declined by 34%. The most pronounced decline in new infections since 2001 (49%) has occurred in the Caribbean. New HIV infections have been on the rise in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in recent years despite declines in Ukraine. By contrast, new HIV infections continue to rise in the Middle East and North Africa.

 The information on the Caribbean situation is included on Pages 12 and 13 of the full UNAIDS Report which you can read hereUNAIDS Global Report










Countries where new HIV infections

declined more than 50% between

2001 and 2012:

1. Belize

2. Botswana

3. Cambodia

4. Cote d’Ivoire

5. Djibouti

6. Dominican Republic

7. Eritrea

8. Ethiopia

9. Gabon

10. Ghana

11. India

12. Jamaica

13. Liberia

14. Malawi

15. Myanmar

16. Namibia

17. Nepal

18. Niger

19. Nigeria

20. Papua New Guinea

21. Sao Tome and Principe

22. Senegal

23. Thailand

24. Togo

25. Ukraine

26. Zambia




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CMLF News Issue #7
27th January 2016