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Updated August 2009
HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
Health and Development Profiles
Guidelines and Best Practices
Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
Surveys and Assessments
Personal Accounts
National Organizations
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HIV/AIDS in Jamaica
Population, 20132,700,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 201228,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 20129,300
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20121.7
AIDS deaths, 20121,300
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 403K]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 823K]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
USAID HIV/AIDS Country Profile
A description of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in selected countries, the national response, and USAID programs and support. [PDF, 114K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Pan American Health Organization Country Health Profile
Contains indicators from PAHO's Core Health Data System, and a summary of the national health situation and trends. Also in Spanish.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Guidelines and Best Practices
Caribbean Guidelines for the Care and Treatment of Persons with HIV Infection
Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Initiative, CAREC, July 2006.
Policy Reports and Papers
Early Sexual Debut, Sexual Violence, and Sexual Risk-taking among Pregnant Adolescents and Their Peers in Jamaica and Uganda
Family Health International , 2008. [PDF, 473K]
Report Card on HIV Prevention for Girls and Young Women
United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, 2007. [PDF, 316K]
Journal Articles
Homosexuality and HIV/AIDS stigma in Jamaica
White RC, Carr R. Culture, Health & Sexuality, July-August 2005; 7(4): 347-359. [PDF, 163K]
Surveys and Assessments
Jamaican Youth Risk and Resiliency Behaviour Survey 2006: Community-based Survey on Risk and Resiliency Behaviours of 15-19 Year Olds
Wilks R, Younger N, McFarlane S, Francis D, and Van Den Broeck J. Macro Int. November 2007. [PDF, 1.3MB]
Personal Accounts
Living & Loving with HIV in Jamaica
Kwame Dawes, a poet, describes the experiences of Jamaicans with HIV in a multimedia feature. June 2008.
National Organizations
Ministry of Health, Jamaica
The Jamaica National HIV/STD Control Programme
Jamaica Ministry of Health.
National AIDS Committee of Jamaica
This site contains HIV statistics, a list of organizations working in HIV/AIDS, information about Parish AIDS Committees, and a collection of useful links.
Jamaica AIDS Support (JAS)
This locally-run and internationally-funded organization provides HIV/AIDS education, care and advocacy services. Site details JAS's Strategic Plan 2002-2005.