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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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An opportunity for strengthening laboratories and health systems in the region. Diagnostics and Laboratory capacity are essential but often ignored pillars of both a responsive health system and effective global health security. The Coronavirus pandemic has, more starkly than ever before, highlighted the critical importance of accurate, reliable and timely laboratory testing for diagnosis, patient

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At the OECS Ministers Policy Meeting on 5 December 2019, the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF) highlighted the achievements made by OECS Member States with respect their laboratory services. During the meeting, Honourable Mary Issacs, Minister of Health of St. Lucia presented a Certificate to Antigua & Barbuda’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rhonda Sealey, recognising

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The Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF) hosted a Regional Policy Meeting on Regulation of OECS Laboratories in St Lucia on 12 & 13 November, 2019. The Meeting was held as part of the implementation of the laboratory component of the Global Fund HIV and TB Elimination Project (HTEP) which is being implemented by CMLF as

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