Expanding Rapid HIV and Syphilis Testing- United and Strong Inc partnered with the Ministry of Health in providing Rapid HIV and Syphilis to staff of the various STI clinics and lab staff within the Ministry of Health. Participants also came from various partner agencies such as the Saint Lucia Planned Parenthood and United and Strong Inc supporters.
The 4 day trianing made possible through the Global Fund Project for the Prevention of HIV/TB was supervised by the Caribbean Med Labs Association and the OECS HIV Project.
This places the various organisations in a better position to provide Rapid HIV and Syphilis testing for key population including pregnant women. Congenital syphilis and HIV continue to be an issue among key populations and such an initiative puts Saint Lucia in a better position to curb the impact of HIV and Syphilis within our population.