Thursday, December 14, 2017

$15-20m to fight AIDS in Tobago

HIV/AIDS statistics in Tobago should not be sensationalised, medical director of the Tobago Health Promotion Clinic Dr Raymond Noel has said.

Dr Noel spoke to the Express yesterday at a health promotion clinic at Calder Hall, Tobago, in commemoration of World Aids Day.

Approximately $15 million to $20 million has been given by the Tobago House of Assembly to fight HIV/AIDS in Tobago for 2009.

Dr Noel said anyone who is sexually active should get tested.

Women continue to outnumber men in terms of HIV infections.

"If you test positive, there is good care and treatment available, and you must access care and treatment, because it would save your life," he said.

World Aids Day was commemorated in Tobago yesterday with a testing unit set up at Market Square, Scarborough, and an information booth at the Scarborough Port.