HIV/AIDS

Six Caribbean islands eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Press release by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
1 December 2017

Saint Kitts and Nevis, 1 December 2017 (PAHO/WHO) - Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and St. Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

In 2015, Cuba, another Caribbean island, became the first country in the world to receive such certificate. Subsequently, Thailand and Belarus also achieved the same status, while Armenia received a certificate for HIV, and the Republic of Moldova - for syphilis.

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