Health ministry ramps up HIV awareness

The Ministry of Health is ramping up its messaging about HIV and Aids prevention and reduction this Carnival season.

Prevention Coordinator at the health ministry’s HIV Unit, Keitha Kennedy, reports that most of the 11,000 people living with HIV in this country are in the 15 to 49 years age group, the peak period of work productivity and sexual reproductivity.

She also points out that the majority of those living with the disease are men.