Locally conducted research has played a critical role in
guiding the response to the HIV epidemic in Jamaica.
The research contributed greatly to Jamaica’s comprehensive
HIV/sexually transmitted infections (STI) control
programme that has been effective in slowing the HIV epidemic,
reducing HIV prevalence among sex-workers and
STI clinic attendees, preventing mother-to-child transmission,
reducing syphilis rates and mitigating the impact of
HIV on the population.