Since 2003, I-TECH has been providing technical support and capacity building with health ministries and local organizations in the Caribbean Region to respond to the local HIV epidemic. Technical assistance has focused on continuous quality improvement, clinical mentoring of physicians and nurses, health systems strengthening, e-Learning, and instructional design. Currently, the team is doing pioneering work to improve provider-patient communication with key populations affected by HIV in the region—gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men, people of transgender experience, and sex workers.
I-TECH’s work in the Caribbean supports activities to improve retention in care, treatment adherence, and viral suppression and to reduce loss to follow-up in HIV care and treatment programs. I-TECH implements programs to strengthen access and quality of care for all people living with HIV, with an emphasis on key population groups that bear a disproportionate burden of HIV infection. I-TECH currently works in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname and has worked in many other Caribbean countries in the past including Barbados, the Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada and Dominica.