There is a statistically significant relationship between psychological distress and substance use in Jamaican
youths living with HIV/AIDS. Strategies should be implemented that are geared at helping youths deal effectively
with the psychosocial burden of the disease.
JP Figueroa, SS Weir, C Jones-Cooper, L Byfield, MM Hobbs, I McKnight, S Cummings
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
I Bambury, A Mullings, H Fletcher, N Johnson, M Tulloch-Reid
This article identifies the risk of recurrence of cervical
dysplasia in HIV-positive women. Results indicate that
HIV increases the risk of recurrence but once women who are HIV positive maintain their antiretroviral agents and have
good CD4 counts then their risk would be similar to that of HIV-negative
P Ye, X Wu, H Keita, W Zhou, J Lin, Y Luo, J Hu, Q Chen
In this paper, we described HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes
and sexual behaviours among migrant female workers in the restaurant
industry in Guangzhou City, Guangdong, China. The findings
indicate that there is a need for improvement of knowledge and behaviours
toward HIV/AIDS for migrant women in China.
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has changed the course of HIV eye disease by reducing the incidence of opportunistic infections and improving the remission duration. Cytomegalovirus retinitis is the most prevalent ophthalmic opportunistic infection; however, it is seen less commonly in Africa, where squamous cell carcinomas are common.
This article provides insights into three of the information
initiatives implemented by The University of the West
Indies (UWI) Mona libraries in accessing, evaluating,
disseminating and applying authoritative, credible and
scholarly information on HIV/AIDS.
CF Allen, P Edwards, F Gennari, C Francis, S Caffe, E Boisson, S Jones, N Jack
Caribbean sexual behaviour surveys with youth were
reviewed. Findings included inconsistent condom use,
early sexual initiation, intergenerational sex among
females and multiple partnerships among males. To
strengthen the regional picture, further standardization
of research methods is needed.
G Barrow, N Clare-Pascoe, A Bahadur, U Atkinson, C Browne, TR Clarke, EN Barton
This paper describes the characteristics of the HIV-infected homeless sub-population being managed by a collaborative effort between the Centre for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Services, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of the West Indies and the National Council on Drug Abuse.
This article reviews the literature in low/middle income countries on parental disclosure of HIV status to seronegative
children and examines the benefits and barriers to disclosure from the perspective of parents with HIV. Implications for future research in Jamaica are discussed.
This paper assesses the affordability of antiretrovirals at the individual level if donors were no longer available to
fund the cost of first and second-line antiretrovirals and a prospective third-line regimen.
This paper argues that there is need to implement the International Labour Organization’s guidelines regarding HIV and the world of work. In particular, testing is likely to negatively affect females in the labour market.