AIDS in the Caribbean

The island of Hispaniola, shared by the nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, has the highest rates of HIV in the western hemisphere.

A recent series by Antigone Barton of the Palm Beach Post, made possible through support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, shows how those combating the disease among certain high-risk groups—sex workers in the Dominican Republic and prison inmates in Port au Prince—are fighting an uphill battle because of U.S. restrictions on how AIDS funds can be used.

The series is supplemented by an elegant and densely packed multimedia presentation with photo slideshows and videos that capture an intimate portrait of life on Hispaniola.

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