PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS TO BE CARED FOR

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State Minister in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, says Jamaica has initiated several programmes to ensure that persons living with HIV/AIDS are cared for.

The State Minister said efforts are continuing to improve the linkage of persons diagnosed with HIV, to care, retain in care on antiretroviral support, to “achieve the ultimate goal of viral suppression”.

The State Minister said her Ministry understands the challenges associated with retaining persons in care, some of which are access to service delivery, stigma and discrimination, fear of disclosure and social issues, and it has taken “measures to address these factors”.