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Using the HIV Treatment Cascade to Identify Implementation Gaps in Hypertension Management in Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.140
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Hypertension is the single most important determinant of cardiovascular disease in the Caribbean. Applying the HIV treatment cascade to hypertension management helps highlight important hypertension research, treatment, and implementation gaps and can facilitate evaluation of the effectiveness of any interventions.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Hypertension is the biggest contributor to cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death in Jamaica and the Caribbean.  In this paper, we utilized the HIV treatment cascade model to identify research, treatment and implementation gaps for hypertension in Jamaica 

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 13 Dec, 2017

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Hypertension Control: The Caribbean Needs Intervention Studies to Learn How to Do Better

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.073
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1–3
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Prevalence of hypertension is high in the Caribbean while control of hypertension is low. Intervention trials are needed to establish low cost, sustainable approaches that work in this region.

Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the Caribbean and globally. It is responsible for 51% of deaths due to cerebrovascular disease (stroke) and 45% of deaths due to ischaemic heart disease, which are the leading causes of death in the Caribbean. The prevalence of hypertension in the Caribbean is high, affecting 21% of adults in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, 25% in Jamaica, and 35–38% in St Kitts, British Virgin Islands and Grenada, contributing to the large economic burden from this condition and its complications.

Accepted: 
07 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2017

The Need To Strengthen Malaria Control in the Caribbean in the Era of HIV/AIDS

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425–6

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013

The 16th International AIDS Conference, Toronto, 2006: Working to Increase the Response to the Growing Global Epidemic

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

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SPECIAL EDITORIAL: The 16th International AIDS Conference, Toronto, 2006: Working to Increase the Response to the Growing Global Epidemic

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1–4

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Turning the Tide toward an AIDS Free Generation: Is It Within Our Reach?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.001
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283–5

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e-Published: 11 Sep, 2013

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

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295–7

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

Attitudes towards Male Circumcision among Attendees at a Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica

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351–5
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A survey of 198 attendees at a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Kingston, Jamaica, found limited knowledge of male circumcision or its benefits.

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Objective: To describe the attitudes of Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) clinic attendees towards male circumcision.

Design and Methods: A convenience sample of attendees at the main STI clinic in Kingston was interviewed using a structured questionnaire in June 2008.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

High Genetic Diversity in Human Immunodeficiency Virus – Type 1 in Jamaica

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195–200
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Molecular analysis of 53 strains of human immunodeficiency virus type-1(HIV-1) from Jamaican patients revealed the presence of several subtypes and a high genetic diversity of the virus in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

The HIV Epidemic in the Caribbean Meeting the Challenges of Achieving Universal Access to Prevention, Treatment and Care

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195–203

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

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