A survey of 201 men who have sex with men in Jamaica
in 2007 found 32% to be HIV seropositive. A past sexually
transmitted disease, receptive anal intercourse
and lower socio-economic status were associated with
Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) is thought to be high in Jamaica. The objective of this study was to estimate HIV prevalence and identify risk factors in order to improve prevention approaches.
Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes among women in rural Jamaica were
assessed using the behavioural risk factor surveillance system
(BRFSS) and body mass index (BMI). A comprehensive plan targeting
women to reduce risk for Type 2 diabetes is recommended.