|According to the 2007 estimates, 230,000 persons are living with HIV in the Caribbean. With an estimated adult prevalence of 1.1%, 20,000 new infections, and 14,000 deaths due to AIDS in that year, the Caribbean remains the second highest affected region in the world.
Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, PAHO/WHO has provided technical support to the Americas to respond to the epidemic. In 2007, PHCO was given the mandate to rationalize, coordinate and manage the delivery of PAHO technical cooperation in HIV/STI in the broader Caribbean.
Flagship 1: Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Congenital Syphilis
Flagship 2: Regional Initiative for Expanding and Sustaining HIV/STI care and treatment
Flagship 3: Increasing access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key populations
Flaghips 4: Improving knowledge management, including surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and the dissemination of information.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization