St. Maarten Prime Minister speaker at HIV conference in Bahamas

POSTED: 10/5/11 12:54 PM

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is one of the featured speakers at the third Caribbean HIV conference that will be held from November 18 to 21 at the Atlantis Conference Center in Nassau in the Bahamas.
Adult HIV prevalence in the Caribbean is higher than anywhere else in the world, with the exception of sub-Saharan Africa, according to a United Nations report that was published last year. The conference focuses on medical, social, and socio-political factors that influence the HIV epidemic in the region.
Other speakers include the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Hubert Ingraham, Geeta Sethi (United Nations Population Fund in Jamaica), Anthony Fauci (American Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), Jean William Pape (Weill Cornell Medical College in Haiti, Peter Figueroa (University of the West Indies in Jamaica), and Ernest Massiah (Caribbean regional support team, joint UN program on HIV/Aids).
“The conference provides a unique opportunity for attendees with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to share, learn, and network,” says conference co-chair Daisy M. Gely, a professor of Medical Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico.
“It provides a venue in which to examine the many factors influencing HIV in the Caribbean in order to move forward collectively in our effort to prevent the spread of HIV, mitigate its impact in the region, and improve our overall response.”

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