Controlling HIV/AIDS In The Caribbean
Basseterre, St. Kitts
November 13, 2008 (SKNIS)
Minister of Health Honourable Rupert Herbert stressed that HIV/AIDS presents a unique challenge to St. Kitts and Nevis and the rest of the world.
During the launch of activities for the World AIDS Campaign 2008 on Wednesday, the chief government health official noted that the world has seen many epidemics and managed to cure most successfully.
“Way back in the 14th century during the early industrial revolution in Europe, there was an epidemic called the Black Death which [killed millions] of persons. However, it was eradicated. There have been other epidemics such as tuberculosis, which have been eradicated,” Minister Herbert said. “Over 25 years ago, we first heard of AIDS and up to this moment, no one can say that a cure has been found for AIDS.”