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200 orphans and vulnerable of HIV parents

MARIA BRADSHAW, mariabradshaw@nationnews.com

Added 04 June 2017


Dr Anton Best (FILE)

THERE ARE OVER 200 orphans and “vulnerable” children in Barbados as a result of HIV and AIDS.

However, between 2004 and 2013 only 12 children under the age of 14 were diagnosed with the disease.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Anton Best told the SUNDAY SUN most infections in children occurred as a result of mother-to-child transmission but he said Barbados had been able to keep rates low because of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission programme.

In addition, over that ten-year period, no children with HIV have died. (MB) 

Please read the full story in today's Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.


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