More HIV Caribbean Statistics

  • In the Caribbean, Cuba has the lowest prevalence of HIV (0.1% of the population) while Bahamas has the highest HIV adult prevalence (3.1%) in the region.
  • The Caribbean is the only other region, apart from sub-Saharan Africa, where the proportion of women and girls living with HIV is higher than that of men and boys. It is currently set at 53%.
  • High HIV infections levels have been found among female sex workers in the region: 4% in the Dominican Republic, 9% in Jamaica and 27% in Guyana.
  • In Bermuda and Puerto Rico, unsafe injecting drug-use contribute greatly to the spread of HIV. In Puerto Rico, an estimated 40% of new HIV infections in men and 27% in women in 2006 resulted from contaminated injecting equipment.

Information provided by the UNAIDS Global Report 2010

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