Heather Anderson

Since finishing her graduate thesis “18 with AIDS: A study into the transitional services available to HIV-positive orphans aging out of residential care in Jamaica,” Heather Anderson, M.A., has continued to serve as a public educator and independent consultant on HIV/AIDS. Anderson was led to this research because of her work with child welfare agencies in Jamaica, Swaziland and the United States, and specifically, populations that were impacted by or infected with HIV.

Jamaica faces an extraordinary dilemma: How does it prepare HIV-positive youth, originally slated for hospice care, for independent life? The introduction of accessible and affordable antiretroviral…