In 2016, the Plurinational State of Bolivia had 1100 (<1000 - 1600) new HIV infections and <1000 (<1000 - 1200) AIDS-related deaths. There were 19 000 (13 000 - 25 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 25% (25% - 47%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 68% (49% - >95%) were accessing treatment or prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV to their children. An estimated <100 (<100 - <100) children were newly infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission. Among people living with HIV, approximately 25% (18% - 34%) had suppressed viral loads. 

811彩票开户The key populations most affected by HIV in the Plurinational State of Bolivia are:

  • Sex workers, with an HIV prevalence of 4.3%.
  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, with an HIV prevalence of 25.4%.

Since 2010, new HIV infections have decreased by 22% and AIDS-related deaths have stabilized. 

811彩票开户The HIV response in the country is framed within the HIV National Strategic Plan 2013–2018, with actions for reducing new HIV infections, scaling-up access to comprehensive care and treatment for HIV, opportunistic infections and sexually transmitted infections, eliminating stigma and discrimination and promoting human rights in health-care settings and promoting self-care and shared responsibility in preventing and controlling the HIV epidemic.

The Plurinational State of Bolivia has been offering test and treat since 2017. In May 2016, a new law that recognized the social identity of transgender people was approved.

The priorities in the country include closing the gaps in the HIV continuum of care (especially access to testing and retention in the care of key populations), increasing domestic resources in the HIV national response and eliminating the stigma and discrimination that affects people living with HIV, women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

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Alberto STELLA
UNAIDS Country Director
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