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Abuse of Young Women Fuels the HIV Epidemic in Jamaica

Tishanna * – diagnosed as HIV positive at age 21 – never knew her father. What she does know is that her great need for love and the abuse meted out by relatives while she was still a small child, has derailed her dreams and changed her life forever. Tishanna, now 25, was sexually, physically …

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Girl Posi+ive Fails the Gender Test

Girl Posi+ive, the movie screened by Women’s Media Watch Jamaica (WMWJ) recently aimed to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and its relationship to gender. While it did a great job in exploring issues relating to HIV and AIDS it failed to truly explore the gender issues. Held at the Fitz Henley Conference Centre on …

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