UNAIDS Challenges Local Media MSM Report

Published: August 17, 2012

Antigua St. John’s – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has labelled a report published on August 15 on the Observer newspaper as well as in other regional media, claiming that “almost one in four Caribbean men who took part in a recent study described themselves as bisexual,” as misleading and of no merit.
The article was supposedly based on preliminary results of a recently concluded regional Caribbean Men’s Internet Survey (CARIMIS) conducted online.

Caribarena had sought clarification on the subject from Cedriann Martin of UNAIDS Caribbean as well as a copy of the actual report.

But her response to this inquisition noted that not only was the item inaccurate but the MSM data was not due for release until the end of October.

She urged that the public should “disregard misleading media report about Caribbean men and bisexuality.”

“UNAIDS Caribbean wishes to debunk a news story circulating in the regional media over the last 24 hours under the headline, “One in every four Caribbean men bisexual,” Martin said.

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