Sexually transmitted Disease
Here is a picture of the great Haitians Marched Against AIDS Stigma In 1990 in Brooklyn, New York.
It was April 20, 1990 when the Haitian community in New York made history - Over 100,000 Haitians poured across the Brooklyn Bridge and tied up downtown Manhattan to protest against an act most people think is discriminatory. When the AIDS epidemic came, there was a recommendation by the United States, FDA to exclude all Haitians from donating blood because they were supposedly more at risk of HIV infection
A new way to fight sexually transmitted diseases in Haiti such as HIV Aids. The introduction of newborn male circumcision.
One would think any procedure that had the promised potential to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS by up to 60 percent would be wholeheartedly adopted by the government of Haiti. First Lady Sophia Martelly did, and thanks to the efforts of the man who convinced her, an infectious diseases physician from UCLA, Jeffrey Klausner, some Haitian doctors have been trained in the practice that had been largely left behind in the country. With a team he trained to impart the knowledge of the procedure, Klausner spearheaded the setting up of a surgical facility in the capital aimed at offering contraceptive and protective solutions.
Condoms do two things, they prevent unwanted pregnancies, and they stop the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases.
Access to Condoms in Haiti is limited, specially in the country side as well as in some major cities.
Many health care professionals who have been or currently working in Haiti have seen the effects of contraception shortages in Haiti. The country continues to struggle with high prevalence rates of HIV.