This Caribbean Nation Has The Highest Number Of People Living With HIV

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The Haitian organisation STOP AIDS distributING condoms to people in Port-au-Prince. (Photo credit: THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY., Mon. Dec. 2, 2019: A single Caribbean nation has not only the highest number of people currently living with HIV, but almost half of the entire estimated regional count.

Latest UN AIDS data released on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1st, shows that as of 2018, Haiti alone had 160,000 people in the country living with HIV. This includes adults as well as children. The estimated number for the entire Caribbean is put at 340,000.

The number of new estimated case of HIV infections in Haiti is, however, put at 7,300 while those living with HIV and receiving Antiretroviral therapy (ART), was put at 103,000.

Regionally, here’s where other Caribbean nations stand according to estimated numbers on a rank of the Top 18:

17: St. Kitts/Nevis – 200

16: Grenada – 500

15: Dominica – 500

14: Grenada – 1,000

13: St. Lucia – 1,000

12: St. Vincent and the Grenadines – 1,200

11: Barbados – 3,000

10: Bahamas

9: Belize – 4,900

8: Suriname – 5,600

7: Bahamas – 6,000

6: Guyana – 8,200

5: Trinidad and Tobago – 29,000

4: Cuba – 31,000

3: Jamaica – 32,000

2: Dominican Republic – 70,000

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