Overview

In 2016, Algeria had <1000 new HIV infections and <200 [<200– <500] AIDS-related deaths. There were 13 000 [11 000–14 000] people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 76% [68–82%] were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 49% [44–54%] were accessing treatment or prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV to their children. An estimated <100 children were newly infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission. Among people living with HIV, approximately 55% [50– 60%] had suppressed viral loads. 

The key populations most affected by HIV in Algeria are:

  • Sex workers, with an HIV prevalence of 5.2%.
  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, with an HIV prevalence of 4.3%.
  • People who inject drugs, with an HIV prevalence of 4.3%.

811彩票开户Since 2010, new HIV infections have decreased by 37% and AIDS-related deaths have increased by 7%. 

811彩票开户Algeria has recently introduced HIV testing at all health-care facilities, which has enabled the country to make important progress towards the first 90 of the 90–90–90 targets.

811彩票开户Given the dynamics of the epidemic, there is a need to focus the national AIDS response on combination prevention, including scaling up of innovative testing approaches for key populations. There is also a need to strengthen community stakeholders in order to mobilize funding and conduct fundraising activities and to promote political advocacy and dialogue on stigma and discrimination at the community and governmental levels.


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Data
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30 November 2016
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15 January 2016
Algeria leads push to end the AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa
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23 December 2015
Getting on the Fast-Track in the Middle East and North Africa
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11 November 2014
Female leaders call for ending the AIDS epidemic
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3 April 2012
UNAIDS Executive Director praises Algeria as a regional leader and pioneer in the HIV response
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Contact

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Name: 
Adel ZEDDAM
Role: 
UNAIDS Country Director
Phone: 
+21321925821