Caribbean AIDS Deaths Falling?

Published: November 29, 2010

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 29, 2010: As the World gets ready to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, new data claims deaths from AIDS-related diseases in the region has fallen.

A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), shows that in the Caribbean, shows AIDS-related deaths in the Caribbean fell from an estimated 19,000 in 2001 to 12,000 in 2009.

There has also reportedly been a slight decline in new HIV infections in the region, from 20,000 in 2001 to 17,000 in 2009.

Additionally, the number of people living with HIV in the Caribbean remains relatively low and has varied little since the late 1990s, the report said.

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