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The “Missed” Population of Perinatally HIV-infected Adolescent Slow Progressors in Jamaica



The HIV/AIDS cases in Jamaica were first noted among homosexual men, heterosexual migrant farm workers and persons participating in commercial sex (1). Since then, the face of HIV/AIDS has evolved to include women and by extension, children. In 1986, the first case of paediatric HIV in Jamaica was reported at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston (2). Since then there has been a cumulative increase in the number of cases of paediatric HIV/AIDS with over 700 children reported with AIDS of whom approximately 370 have died (3).

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013
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