CMLF News

Dr Farley Cleghorn says: The only way to end the pandemic and to return to some semblance of normalcy is by vaccination. ANSA McAl has embarked on a regional public awareness campaign aimed at promoting the benefits of immunization in anticipation of the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. As a part of this campaign, Dr.

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PART 1 – “It’s time for a policy on HIV self-testing” As we continue to navigate COVID-19, it is important to note that HIV self-testing offers an easy and reliable way to screen for HIV at home. It’s time for a policy on HIV self-testing. Watch the videos below in English, French or Dutch.   HIV self-testing

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In these challenging times, CMLF is seizing the opportunity to remind our valued partners and stakeholders of how important it is to keep our focus on quality and access to laboratory and testing services. Our brief video below looks at how CMLF pursues its vision as the Regional Champion for Best Practice in Laboratory Services. This

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PRESS RELEASE As COVID-19 reduces access to HIV testing services, AIDS response partners call for Caribbean countries to adopt HIV self-testing KINGSTON, 1 December 2020—On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Caribbean AIDS response stakeholders are calling for countries in the region to adopt HIV selftesting. During the virtual launch of the “In Your Hands”

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A 69 per cent reduction in facility and community-based HIV testing services due to COVID-19 is putting people with undiagnosed HIV at risk of not getting lifesaving antiretroviral treatment potentially exposing others as they are unaware of their status. This was the concern raised by Sandra Jones, PAHO’s Technical Advisor for HIV/STI, TB & Viral

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As we celebrate World AIDS Day in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, CMLF launches its new website and invites you to visit our HIV and Syphilis Rapid Testing Portal. This portal provides guidance for persons establishing and managing HIV and Syphilis Community Testing sites within Civil Society Organisations and at Ministry of Health

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Contributor: Valerie Wilson, Director, Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF) COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed the world; laboratories are not immune to this change. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has laid bare the critical importance of accurate, reliable and timely laboratory testing for diagnosis, patient care and management. It took COVID-19 to teach us, perhaps, one of the most striking

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This CVC webinar was on HIV Self Testing. It was facilitated by Valerie Wilson, Director of Caribbean Med Labs Foundation. An excerpt of the HIV Self testing webinar held on Friday, July 31st, 2020 – 10 a.m

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Attached is a presentation made at the PANCAP-PAHO webinar on Delivering HIV Prevention Services during COVID-19 with specific focus on HIV, STI and TB testing services. Presentation Outline PAHO Guideline for HIV testing in COVID19 context Challenges to HIV testing services Supply chain management challenges Solutions to safe testing for HIV HIV Self-Testing Beyond rapid

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