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RVIPF cautions of ‘criminal offence’ to knowingly transmit HIV, STIs

-amidst concerning stats showing an increase in HIV & STIs in VI
Persons in the Virgin Islands are being urged to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, amidst concerning statistics showing an increase in cases in the territory over the last 5 years. Photo: Internet Source
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a June 9, 2024, advisory said it takes note of the data and that its Family and Juvenile Unit wishes to endorse this concern, which it considers quite timely. Photo: Facebook/File
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a June 9, 2024, advisory said it takes note of the data and that its Family and Juvenile Unit wishes to endorse this concern, which it considers quite timely. Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Persons in the Virgin Islands are being urged to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, amidst concerning statistics showing an increase in cases in the territory over the last 5 years.

This comes as a recent media report quoted officials at the BVI Health Ministry saying there is an increase in persons across various demographics of the VI contracting HIV and STI’s with over 262 cases recorded in the last 5 years.

This has further prompted health officials to estimate that there are far more cases of HIV and STI’s in the VI community than what has so far been recorded.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a June 9, 2024, advisory said it takes note of the data and that its Family and Juvenile Unit wishes to endorse this concern, which it considers quite timely. “We would also wish to add that given the steady increase in these numbers, children and young adults, as a particularly vulnerable group, may be exposed to the associated risks,” the advisory added.

Criminal offence

The RVIPF has urged parents to augment their supervision of their children and where necessary, get them tested.

“It may constitute serious criminal offences if individuals are aware of their positive status, and still engage in unprotected sexual activity with partners without declaring their status.”

Described as ‘reckless and selfish’ behaviour, police added that such actions are covered under Section 325 of the Criminal Code, Revised Edition 2013, which stipulates a maximum prison sentence of up to fourteen (14) years. 

“In keeping with the Ministry of Health's advisory, the RVIPF urges members of the public to get tested and act responsibly to avoid serious criminal liability,” the advisory added.

44 Responses to “RVIPF cautions of ‘criminal offence’ to knowingly transmit HIV, STIs”

  • what (10/06/2024, 13:24) Like (42) Dislike (6) Reply
    Start with the strip clubs ... Oh I forgot... They're illegal.
    • Mark (11/06/2024, 14:17) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
      You will be surprised that some of these strip clubs and hoe houses have some of the cleanest women you can come across. They get tested regularly and would be more concern about ensuring protections are used properly when in the act. The women in the nice cars and the big jobs is the ones you have to worry about.
  • JCk (10/06/2024, 13:35) Like (39) Dislike (8) Reply
    Alot of these Spanish that are working in these bars and strip clubs should be tested and should have a medical record or a clinic cards to show there check up and they should do a 6 month check up.
    • ray C (10/06/2024, 14:07) Like (24) Dislike (8) Reply
      sounds like you have been biting by a Spanish fly
    • nan (11/06/2024, 16:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Even with a 6-month checkup, they can catch the germ in between checkups. They don't know which guy might have the disease, spreading it all around too.
  • Career (10/06/2024, 14:07) Like (8) Dislike (17) Reply
    @ JCK. YOU SOUND FOOLIsh. Why would you want to know people status?
    • JCk (10/06/2024, 16:32) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
      It's not for me to know it's for them not to work in those places so they could spread there std to men after they are intoxicated...
  • Sad (10/06/2024, 14:23) Like (19) Dislike (42) Reply
    • @sad (11/06/2024, 15:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Think before you type. What about innocent children who are born with it or the innocent boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse who got it from their partners? Do you think you are immune from it?
  • bvi lysol (10/06/2024, 14:25) Like (53) Dislike (1) Reply
    a lot of these older men are also targeting young females especially in high school (nothing new)

    parents get you daughters tested and dress them appropriately from prying eyes. Encourage your daughters to practice good morals and self respect.

    a lot of the females are following rap/dancehall culture which preaches sex , drugs and violence.

    parents need do their part but tbh sometimes the apple don't fall from the tree sigh.

    it is alarming that there's so many young females (in school or just completed highschool) are invested in festival, juve, carnival etc

    and if you think its "culture" to have your 10-19 Year old daughter dressing half naked and throwing her self on random men then you are part of the problem..
    • Endtimes (11/06/2024, 10:42) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      @Sad I wish I could shake your hand. It is so disturbing to see how females are dressing these days. As a female, I feel so disgusted when I see women, young and old, walking the streets with their bellies out, buttocks out, breasts out! It is so DISGUSTING! And like you said, some of these mothers have their young teenage daughters who are in high school and even primary school flaunting their bodies for the world to see. It is not every style that comes out that you have to participate in! There are a lot of perverts out there and when they rape or try to rape you or your daughters you want to cry, but you must realize that men are visual beings, that is the way that God created them to be, and when the women leave nothing for the imagination what do you half-naked, unGodly females expect? When men see those breasts, legs, and thighs what do you think is the first they think of? Sex. And that's all they will want. Straighten up!
  • Doll (10/06/2024, 14:43) Like (26) Dislike (6) Reply
    Thought in order to get a VI WP, medical tests were required and HIV/AIDS and STI tests formed part of that. If it isn't the Government needs to update their Health/Medical questionnaire. WP Renewals should also require a medical report whereby the same tests have to be untaken. For those who do not require WP, these tests should be mandatory and form part of your annual tests as part of NHI continued coverage. Lets not waste time debate this. We know a lot of us don't undergo any type of annual health tests, esp. the men. We only rush to the doctor after googling our symptoms and find out we might have this or that. Lets get proactive and take care of ourselves. Remember no glove no love, even if you are married. Some of us cheat ourselves and eachother out of having a loving, exclusive relationship. We leave our half to get empty outside! Know your status, get tested because the life you save will not only be your own but that of your unborn child or that of your loving spouse that God blessed you with. If your child is sexually active, its important for them to get the HPV Vaccine and encourage them to always wear a condom. Show them how to use them. Please don't leave their sex education to their peers. They are your responsibility. My advice is not to encourage any parent thats its alright for your teenage child to engage in sexual activity, but they do. Mind you, i waited until i was in my 20s. You might consider me a late bloomer. Just wished i waited until i was married but to each his own. Pease encourage
    them to abstain but also teach them how to take care of themselves. Precaution is better than cure! Stay safe everyone. God bless the Nurses, doctors and all medical personnel and the people who call the Virgin Islands home!
    • only (11/06/2024, 09:56) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      So only people on work permit or the status quoted are carriers of the disease. What about the natives how do you omit them from being tested and their status be known also. Don't they have relations with others besides the natives. What an ignorant statement to make. That's how you keep promoting discord between foreigners and natives.
      • @only (12/06/2024, 09:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Please re-read what was stated in my comment again. You will see i spoke about making it mandatory as part of NHI which would include VIslanders and Belongers. I didn't realise you wouldn't understand. Sorry, oh if i stepped on your toes but then again reading is fundamental. Have a blessed day, màam!
  • yall (10/06/2024, 14:55) Like (32) Dislike (4) Reply
    yall teaching sex education in school? I think yall need to bring it back or emphasis it with the pictures of std

    them std stuff use to scare me in school and thought me to protect myself

    clearly a lot of young men and women aren't strapping up and protecting their sex life

    a lot of young females (school kids) are also getting involved with street men/drugmen (young boyz as well) who have multiple partners they need to be careful.
    • Iva Biggin (11/06/2024, 07:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      This makes perfect sense. So it won't be adopted by the VI Gov. Remember, they shoot first, aim lata
    • @yall (12/06/2024, 10:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Those STD pics scared the hell outta me also. Thats why i always asked any new partna i had for a copyvof their latest or last STD test so we could share the info with eachother. If they didn't have one or never had one then we would get tested together. If my partner or spouse refused, then there would need to be a very indept conversation because condoms can't keep you safe from crabs and that new scary disease, MPXV. My grandma always said you can see a man's face but can't see him heart. That also goes for a woman. Protect yourself People! Peace & love. God bless yall.
  • SMC (10/06/2024, 14:55) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    A lot of these nasty women pretending to be nice on social media, sending videos to other people man this is a warning for you.
  • rubbish (10/06/2024, 15:15) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    Sweep around your own yard check your husband and wife nobody doing more cheating than your own to each other well knowing your ain’t happy with home at all all
    • Citizen (11/06/2024, 09:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Walking time bomb. Husband not happy at home but yet they not leaving their wife, who fooling who LOL
  • Dee (10/06/2024, 16:12) Like (20) Dislike (7) Reply
    We encourage this reckless immoral lifestyle. Just take a good look at the way females will be dressed in parade day. This alone gives us clear evidence of the direction that we are heading. This news is definitely sad but by no means surprising.
  • Greg (10/06/2024, 16:25) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    In other places around the world, it would be instant prison for a person knowingly infecting others. This has been going on for years, why are we so slow to inform the public?
  • herbs power (10/06/2024, 16:29) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    its a criminal offense to have all this dirt on the roads. the police, fire department and public works should be out in numbers cleaning the roads.
  • Be real (10/06/2024, 16:54) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    The gay community here is why it's rising. Everybody wanna be on everybody back. And the ones that pretending not be gay are taking it to their girlfriends. lol
  • Teachers Rule (10/06/2024, 17:28) Like (28) Dislike (7) Reply
    When you have men going in the wrong hole, and asking the woman to call his name. that is a big part of the problem.
  • Career (10/06/2024, 18:39) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ be real. That's exactly where it spreading. The guy men them
    • Both ways (10/06/2024, 22:06) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply

      Wat bout the nasty lesbians
      (Studs)- wanna be man who still having there periods lol
      Both sex are n"£$y

  • Always Suspicious.. (10/06/2024, 19:13) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am always thinking what other viruses are in those vaccine they being forcing us to take... Don't be surprise if in another 3 -5 yrs we have another STD pandemic and have to take more vaccine to survive. Corrupt WHO and Bill Gates again making Trillions from vaccine...Can't stop thinking..Ain't trust them.
    • @always suspicious. It's too much (11/06/2024, 05:56) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      For those who love Dill Doll and want selfish satisfacción, be warned, use a condom. Dill Doll full of Bacteria and Germs. Wash them thouroughly with Hot water and Baking Soda. Nothing else.. . Have fun. Stay safe. Remember ur condoms.
  • asura (10/06/2024, 19:47) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    start with those two bisexual politicians now in the HOA
  • Real Talk (10/06/2024, 20:16) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Start praticing abstense and you shall have no worries real talk
  • watch and pray (10/06/2024, 21:36) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I know of a few who are positive. They caught it after traveling for sex and continue to sleep with random men and women unprotected. I believe alot of those people who are coming in unworkable permits and white people or are here illegally are intentionally spreading it.
  • dsfsd (11/06/2024, 00:35) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply


  • Maria Louisa Varlack (11/06/2024, 06:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    since 1988 this has been going on as far back as i can remember every human life in this world has already been destroyed with hiv and aids and std and sti and vd.
  • andrew (11/06/2024, 06:31) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Majesty, even the royal family were caught up in sex scandal!!! One thing for sure though is no one should be above the laws
  • who to blame (11/06/2024, 07:28) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    When we promoting artists that encouraging young ladies to just have little dealing (sex) with anyone.
    It is going to get worse at this rate. We need a reality check.
  • Sniffer licker (11/06/2024, 08:21) Like (52) Dislike (3) Reply
    Then we all
    Know those santos coming I. Every bag has a slaughter room inside
    Alcohol in head plus the women are sec aggressive
    I know someone who visited a bar and was horrified these women jus coming on top of u while u sitting and lap dancing u and telling u $300 $300 let’s go let’s go

    I have never seen a Race that loves to throw themselves for money like them
    The santo vene Columbo all of them have that one mindset
    Persons importing them as workers
    They aren’t getting paid instead they agrees to make their own money

    Barman gets drinks sold
    Prostitution goes around the women gets paid
    Again and again how can a bar hire 5/10 female workers to work per night
    It’s not possible at all common sense can tell

    Top of that their mouth smells like a$$
    As it’s their fav way to go to get that USD
    Nasty breed all they do is degrade themselves
    • Nast Breed? (11/06/2024, 15:43) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      So you're saying 100% of them are the same?
      You people around here take things personal, and love to be stereotypical.
      English women throw themselves at me asking for money too.
  • Jane (11/06/2024, 13:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Applicants for work permits have to pass a VD test but are not required to take an HIV test by the way. Just another symptom of the antiquated system being operated.
  • oh boy (11/06/2024, 16:20) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    "but are not required to take an HIV test by the way. Just another symptom of the antiquated system being operated."

    That's another symptom of the lgbtq+ It starts with them but ends with us not 'discriminating' against people with HIV by asking them to take a test upon entry.

    I have nothing against LGTBQ+ but why are we locking people up for weed when ALL this is going on?????? F me. wait wait nvm dont. X'D
  • FIRE (12/06/2024, 13:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It got a Fir*man on tola out here sleeping around and giving people STD.

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