Health Minister: To Reduce HIV Infections, Buggery Laws May Have to Be Changed
Jamaica’s Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, is suggesting that the country may have to take the bold step and change the buggery law, if its to further reduce HIV infection rates.
Dr. Ferguson made the suggestion this morning while addressing a regional consultation put on by UN-AIDS in New Kingston.
Men who have sex with men are at the highest risk of HIV infection in Jamaica.
They accounted for more than 30 per cent of new infections in 2012.
Epidemiologist and AIDS researcher, Dr. Peter Figueroa, says Jamaica has made little progress in its efforts to reduce HIV infection among homosexuals and other ‘at-risk’ groups.