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Title: The contributing role of tourism in the in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Carribean
Authors: Orisatoki, R.O 
Oguntibeju, Oluwafemi Omoniyi 
Truter E.J 
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Pub Med
Source: Orisatoki, R.O, Oguntibeju, O.O. & Truter E.J. (2009). The contributing role of tourism in the in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Carribean, Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 18(2), 143-8. [10.4314/njm.v18i2.45053]
Journal: Nigerian Journal of Medicine 
Abstract: The first confirmed case of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean was reported in 1982, however a recent report by UNAIDS shows that the epidemic has risen to over 250,000 persons living with the virus with the highest prevalence rates shown to be in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Various factors ranging from commercial sex trading to unsafe injection employed for drug abuse have been identified to play a contributing role in this increase. Also, the role and impact of tourism on the spread of HIV infection has been reported. Due to concerns shown by countries and territories who are dependent on tourism and that they rank amongst the most highly affected by HIV/AIDS in the region, this paper endeavours to examine the impact of HIV/AIDS and the contributing role of tourism to HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean.
ISSN: 1115-2613
DOI: 10.4314/njm.v18i2.45053
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