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Drum Therapy in Prisons

Nikki Campbell A key and often unspoken consequence of epidemics and pandemics is decreased mental health. Nikki Campbell explores the negative impact of a pandemic in a prison and the therapeutic intervention of drumming for those incarcerated. While not specific to cultures of incarceration in the Caribbean, the presentation below opens up the conversation onContinue reading “Drum Therapy in Prisons”

HIV Awareness & the Media in Barbados

Sylvan Spooner Throughout the 1980s, the Barbadian media (newspapers, music and theatre arts) perpetuated the stigmatization of persons with HIV/AIDS by cloaking the disease with a thick and convenient veil of “deviant” sexual practices. The public health campaign on HIV/AIDS highlighted the macabre. Billboards depicting diseased bodies, skeletal figures, and other ‘decadent’ behaviors featured prominentlyContinue reading “HIV Awareness & the Media in Barbados”

Changes in contact investigation with the outbreak of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

Matthew Chin When it first emerged in Jamaica in 1983, HIV/AIDS was a dreaded and misunderstood disease that Jamaicans equated with sexual deviancy, terrible suffering, and death. On the island, HIV/AIDS was quickly understood to be transmitted primarily through sex and even more so than other sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) such as syphilis or gonorrhea,Continue reading “Changes in contact investigation with the outbreak of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica”

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