Overview

811彩票开户In 2016, Central African Republic had 8700 (6600 - 12 000) new HIV infections and 7300 (6000 - 8800) AIDS-related deaths. There were 130 000 (110 000 - 160 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 24% (20% - 29%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 81% (61% - >95%) were accessing treatment or prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV to their children. An estimated <1000 (<500 - <1000) children were newly infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission.

The key populations most affected by HIV in Central African Republic are:

  • Sex workers, with an HIV prevalence of 9.2%.
  • 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 23% and AIDS-related deaths have decreased by 3%. 

811彩票开户Since the first reported case of AIDS in 1984, the government has mobilized its efforts to respond to HIV by establishing a national AIDS programme in 1987, creating the National AIDS Council in 2002, developing a universal access to antiretroviral therapy programme in 2002 and developing four national HIV strategic plans from 1999 to 2016.

811彩票开户The way forward in the response to HIV in the country will see the training of medical and community lay workers on test and treat, task shifting and differentiated models of care and treatment as part of the implementation of the country’s catch-up plan. There will be accelerated initiation on antiretroviral therapy for people already tested for HIV but not yet on treatment and improved biological monitoring and access to viral load testing to all people living with HIV on treatment and for children born to women living with HIV within two months of birth. Both domestic and international resources will be mobilized to ensure a sustained availability of medicines.


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Data
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19 February 2019
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23 October 2018
The President of the Central African Republic commits to increasing access to basic social services
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9 October 2018
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Contact

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Name: 
Patrick Michael EBA
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UNAIDS Country Director
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