Head of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, CVC, Ivan Cruickshank, says of the estimated 32 thousand Jamaicans, living with HIV AIDS, some 14 thousand patients are not accessing treatment .
According to Mr. Cruickshank, some patients have opted to avoid care centers.
Ivan Cruickshank, Head of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, CVC.
Clinical Advisor at the University of California, San Francisco’s Jamaica Country Programme, Dr. Yohann White, says, stigma and discrimination may have contributed to the patients shying away from health centers.
Dr. White says there have been improvements in the health care system, geared at encouraging better support of patients.
Dr. Yohann White, Clinical Advisor at the University of California, San Francisco’s Jamaica Country Programme. They were speaking during yesterday’s edition of Cliff Hughes Online.
The CVC says its on a mission to redeem the confidence of patients in care centres, through a campaign called “Come to Care”.