Prevalence of HIV/AIDS reducing in Guyana -CMO

-findings to be included in Guyana report to UN

Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud says that the steady fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Guyana has resulted in a drastic reduction in its prevalence.

He was speaking at the opening of the last stakeholders’ forum to finalise 2013 Guyana Country Progress Report on HIV/AIDS for submission to the Global UNAIDS Secretariat for the monitoring of targets set in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS.

“While Guyana still stands a little bit ahead of most neighbouring countries, with 1.2% prevalence in the general population, the Caribbean has actually achieved about 1% and Latin American countries 0.5%, there is still work to do,” he said. Dr Persaud also said that screening is vital for …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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