Overview

811彩票开户In the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2018:

  • 450 000 people were living with HIV.
  • HIV incidence per 1000 uninfected—the number of new HIV infections among the uninfected population over one year—among all people of all ages was 0.21. 
  • HIV prevalence—the percentage of people living with HIV—among adults (15–49 years) was 0.8%. 
  • 19 000 people were newly infected with HIV. 
  • 17 000 people died from an AIDS-related illness. 

There has been progress in the number of AIDS-related deaths since 2010, with a 60% decrease, from 34 000 deaths to 13 000 deaths. The number of new HIV infections has also decreased, from 31 000 to 19 000 in the same period.

The 90–90–90 targets envision that, by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status will be accessing treatment and 90% of people on treatment will have suppressed viral loads. In terms of all people living with HIV, reaching the 90–90–90 targets means that 81% of all people living with HIV are on treatment and 73% of all people living with HIV are virally suppressed. In 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

  • 62% of people living with HIV knew their status.
  • 57% of people living with HIV were on treatment. 

811彩票开户Of all adults aged 15 years and over living with HIV, 62% were on treatment, while only 25% of children aged 0–14 years living with HIV were on treatment. 

Forty-four per cent of pregnant women living with HIV accessed antiretroviral medicine to prevent transmission of the virus to their baby, preventing 2300 new HIV infections among newborns. Early infant diagnosis―the percentage of HIV-exposed infants tested for HIV before eight weeks of age―stood at 20% in 2018.

Women are disproportionally affected by HIV in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: of the 390 000 adults living with HIV, 280 000 (71.79%) were women. New HIV infections among young women aged 15–24 years were more than quadruple those among young men: 4100 new infections among young women, compared to 1000 among young men. HIV treatment was lower among women than men, with 58% of adult women living with HIV on treatment, compared to 73% of adult men.

811彩票开户Same-sex sexual relations are legal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

811彩票开户Only 20.41% of women and men 15–24 years old correctly identified ways of preventing the sexual transmission of HIV. 

In 2017, the percentage of people living with HIV and tuberculosis who were being treated for both diseases was 39.9%, up from 22.3% in 2015.


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Contact

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Name: 
Marc SABA
Role: 
UNAIDS Country Director
Phone: 
+92518355780
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