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06 December 2018

PMTCT cascade Caribbean 2018

Seven countries and island states in the Caribbean have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. 

06 December 2018

PMTCT cascade Latin America 2018

New HIV infections among children (aged 0-14 years) have declined across Latin American and the Caribbean, down from an estimated 4,700 in 2010 to 3,500 in 2017. 

22 November 2018

Brazil PrEP use

In 2018, 9,000 men who have sex with men, sex workers and transgender people are being offered PrEP free of change through Sistema Único de Saúde, Brazil’s national health service. Within five years, the programme hopes to reach 54,000 people from key populations.

19 January 2018

You can't get HIV from insect bites

You can't get HIV from insects because when they bite you they don't inject the blood of the last person they bit.

19 January 2018

You can't get HIV from kissing

There is such a small amount of HIV in the saliva of someone with HIV that you can't get HIV from kissing.

19 January 2018

You can't get HIV from sharing food

HIV can’t be passed on through food or cooking utensils even if the person preparing your food is living with HIV.

03 October 2017

You can't get HIV from eating fruit

There's an online myth which circulates every few months about someone getting HIV from eating fruit. Sometimes the fruit has been injected with blood, sometimes the vendor selling the fruit has HIV and has cut themself… whatever the back-story, it's a myth. You can't get HIV from eating fruit with blood on or in it.

03 October 2017

Using two condoms at the same time can cause them to break

More isn't always better! Using two condoms at the same time can cause them to break – one is enough.

03 October 2017

How long do I have to take PEP?

If you think you may have put yourself at risk of HIV then you should begin taking PEP (emergency HIV treatment) within 72 hours (3 days). You'll need to speak to a healthcare professional to be prescribed PEP.

03 October 2017

You cannot get HIV from washing clothes

You cannot get HIV from washing clothes belonging to a person who has the virus. HIV cannot be transmitted through touch and isn't present in sweat. It also doesn't survive outside of the body.