Producer Micah Fink breaks down the statistics that have been used to characterize Jamaica's HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the gay community.
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Jamaica may be on the verge of losing its battle against the AIDS epidemic because of deeply entrenched anti-gay attitudes and laws. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report from the front lines of Jamaica's battle against HIV and AIDS, a war waged in the shadows.
Every June, gay pride is celebrated across the U.S. Lisa Biagiotti, who recently returned from reporting on HIV/AIDS and homophobia in Jamaica, answers questions about why such gay pride parades do not exist in Jamaica.
Lisa Biagiotti shares the story of a gay Jamaican who received asylum in the U.S. on the basis of his sexuality. Though he is free from persecution, he still wrestles with issues of secrecy and religion, and his family in Jamaica still doesn't know he's gay.
Lisa Biagiotti is reporting from Jamaica for a series of Worldfocus signature stories. She recently visited her grandfather’s grave in the Chinese cemetery in Kingston and shares a personal story of death and renewal of the Chinese community in Jamaica.