The Nevis HIV/AIDS Coordinating Unit is dedicated to reducing the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals, family and the community.  The purpose of the unit is to develop and implement multidimensional, coordinated strategies to prevent the disease as well as high risk behaviour while effectively using available resources through research, planning, coordination and evaluation.  The HIV/AIDS Coordinating Unit is geared towards managing HIV/AIDS holistically.  This involves prevention, treatment, care and support, advocacy, surveillance and research and programme coordination and management.

The dual goals of the national HIV/AIDS strategy are:

  • To reduce the spread of HIV infection
  • To reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals, family and the community.  

The five HIV/AIDS strategies to achieve the national goals are:

  • Prevention of HIV infection
  • Care, treatment and support for people with HIV and AIDS
  • Advocacy, policy development and legislation 
  • Generating and using strategic information
  • National program coordination and management

HIV Counselling and Testing Locations (VCT)

  • Health Centres
  • HIV Unit
  • Alexander Hospital 

Location of Condom Machines

  • Ferry Terminal
  • MeadeVille Guest House 

Annual Activities

  • December 1st – World AIDS Day
  • Culturama Troupe
  • Regional Testing Day (with Scotia Bank)
  • National Testing Day (15th December 2010)
  • Health Sessions
  • Outreach programmes

Nevis to observe World AIDS Day; public urged to participate

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 01, 2016) — The Health Promotion Unit in the Ministry of Heath on Nevis, will host two activities in observance of the annual World AIDS Day on December 01.   Nadine Carty-Caines, Programme Coordinator of the HIV Unit is urging members of the public and the private sector to support the […]

HIV/AIDS programmes in Nevis and St. Kitts working; new infections decline

  NIA-CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 02, 2011) — As Nevis joined the rest of the world in the observance of World AIDS Day on December 01, 2011 under the theme “Getting to Zero”, a top Health official on the island announced that that there was a decline in the number of HIV/AIDS infections in St. Kitts […]

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Aids Coordinating Unit
Phonenix House, Jews St. & Prince William St.
Charlestown, Nevis
Tel: (869) 469-8010 / (ext) 2064 or 2191
Fax: (869) 469-0768


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