Overview

In 2016, Argentina had 5500 (4700 - 6100) new HIV infections and 2400 (1800 - 2900) AIDS-related deaths. There were 120 000 (110 000 - 130 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 64% (58% - 70%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 91% (79% - >95%) 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 50% (45% - 55%) had suppressed viral loads. 

The key populations most affected by HIV in Argentina are:

  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, with an HIV prevalence of 11.4%.
  • Prisoners, with an HIV prevalence of 2.9%.

Since 2010, new HIV infections have increased by 16% and AIDS-related deaths have increased by 3%. 

Argentina has met significant milestones in the response to HIV, adopting a test-and-treat approach since 2015. The estimated coverage of people living with HIV accessing antiretroviral therapy is the highest in Latin America.

811彩票开户Fourteen municipalities have signed the Paris Declaration. Domestic funding for the AIDS response is more than 98%, with 1.7% of the HIV budget allocated to prevention, the majority of which is spent on condoms and lubricants.

811彩票开户Progressive laws that provide a platform to promote the human rights of the most marginalized populations enhance the AIDS response. UNAIDS is supporting national counterparts to streamline and implement the Fast-Track Targets. Special attention will be given to HIV prevention among key populations and scaling-up access to HIV-related treatment. In 2018, Argentina will chair the Group of 20, which will present an opportunity for Argentina to advance the Fast-Track approach. 


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Data
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Contact

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Name: 
Carlos PASSARELLI
Role: 
UNAIDS Country Director for Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay