Jamaican HIV/AIDS Advocate Steve Harvey Murdered at Age 30
Jamaican HIV/AIDS advocate Steve Harvey, who was 30 years old, was found dead on Nov. 30 in a rural area near his home, Jamaican police said, according to a Human Rights Watch release. According to police, at least four attackers abducted Harvey from his home around 1 a.m. after he returned from work. He was found several miles away from his home with gunshot wounds in his back and head. Since 1997, Harvey worked with Jamaica AIDS Support and also served as Jamaica's representative to the Latin America and Caribbean Council of AIDS Service Organizations. "Steve Harvey was a person of extraordinary bravery and integrity, who worked tirelessly to ensure that some of Jamaica's most marginalized people had the tools and information to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS," Rebecca Schleifer, a researcher with the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program at HRW, said, adding, "I have seen the impact of Steve's work firsthand and been inspired by his courage and capacity to reach out to and make a profound difference in the lives of Jamaicans affected by HIV/AIDS" (release, 12/1).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.