Publication: Taking Decisive Action : The Barbados HIV/AIDS Pprevention Project
The first case of HIV/AIDS was detected in Barbados in 1984. At that time, HIV/AIDS was viewed more as a consequence of risky personal behavior by men who have sex with men than as a public health issue that affects the general population. Since then the number of reported HIV cases has risen continuously particularly among 15-49 year olds and the most economically active group, 25-49 year olds. Today, prevalence among adults in Barbados is conservatively estimated at over 3 percent. But people who test positive are estimated to represent only one-fifth of the infected population.
“Marquez, Patricio. 2004. Taking Decisive Action : The Barbados HIV/AIDS Pprevention Project. en breve; No. 45. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/d28d8cc8-a35d-5cff-9a89-490e69fa10c8 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”