Tag: AIDS

Pastor sentenced to 10 Years for spreading HIV

Pastor sentenced to 10 Years for spreading HIV

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

American news. Atlanta minister Craig Lamar Davis, former pastor of Full Gospel Baptist Church, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years probation on Friday for knowingly exposing women in his congregation to HIV. As previously reported, Craig Davis was found guilty in January of two counts of reckless HIV. Davis, who was married at the time that the […]

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Jamaicans Urged to Practise Safe Sex

Jamaicans Urged to Practise Safe Sex

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, is appealing to all sexually active Jamaicans to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their partners from HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). “Once unsafe sex is practised you are at risk for contracting a sexually transmitted infection,” the Minister said Wednesday April 25th as […]

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The Caribbean:  Not So Gay

The Caribbean: Not So Gay

| February 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

On the Caribbean island of Barbados with a population of about 250,000 people, approximately 3,426 persons are living with HIV, and the Minister of Health, Stephen Lashley, has warned “that is not likely the exact figure”. The HIV/AIDS pandemic is particularly worrying for small countries because most of the infected people are in what the […]

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Circumcise to Stay Alive: Save Zimbabwe

Circumcise to Stay Alive: Save Zimbabwe

| December 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

With more than 250,000 people living with HIV in the Caribbean and the region being adjudged the second-most affected in the world after sub-Saharan Africa, we at CaribDirect take this issue very seriously. So seriously, that when we learnt of the Zimbabwe government’s draconian measure to attempt to buck the trend of the local HIV […]

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Positive Runway Fashion Show London 2011

Positive Runway Fashion Show London 2011

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

CaribDirect attended the supreme Positive Runway fashion event in London, December 5th 2011. POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread! aims to heal the world of the spread of HIV/AIDS and other scourges affecting today’s young generation, through the unstoppable and powerful forces of Beauty, Fashion, Music, and Entertainment.

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Antigua & Barbuda Represented at Regional HIV Conference

Antigua & Barbuda Represented at Regional HIV Conference

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

An Antiguan delegation is among an approximate 2,500 participants at the four-day 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference in Nassau, Bahamas, which opened Friday. Programme Officer in the Directorate of Gender Affairs Craig Rijkaard, AIDS Programme Director Delcora Williams, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Edson Joseph, the former head of Health and Family Life Education, […]

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AIDS talk on the bus – St Kitts

AIDS talk on the bus – St Kitts

| November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): RIDE THE BUS HIV/AIDS CAMPAIGN DRIVES FORWARD Bus passengers around St. Kitts have been able to discuss the latest HIV/AIDS information as they journey to their various destinations around the island. This is the result of an innovative activity being carried out by the National AIDS Secretariat called the “Ride the Bus” […]

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St Lucia: Of Cabbage & Kings

St Lucia: Of Cabbage & Kings

| October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Rally With Something to Celebrate They milled around, jostling each other for space, filling completely – and even to overflowing – the vast open space where they had assembled. And they all wore tee-shirts … one wondered whence came the funds to purchase and print so many tee-shirts. Some waved flags – thousands and […]

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Addressing the issue of AIDS in the Caribbean

Addressing the issue of AIDS in the Caribbean

| April 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Recently sixteen representatives of various Caribbean states met in the Hyatt  Hotel in Trinidad. There topic of conversation was the matter of the rising AIDS cases in the Caribbean. They spoke about the number of women contracting the virus as well as the social issues they face everyday in life, in their community and in […]

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The Caribbean- a positive view???

The Caribbean- a positive view???

| March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is not a new statement but we in the Caribbean know our governments spin the Caribbean to invite tourists to come and enjoy the SANDS, SEA, SUN and SEX. What the governments don’t tell the tourists is the level of poverty, the 3rd world health care systems, the vast increase in AIDS cases, the […]

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