Overview

811彩票开户In 2016, Guatemala had 2900 (1400 - 5200) new HIV infections and 1600 (<1000 - 2800) AIDS-related deaths. There were 46 000 (31 000 - 65 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 36% (24% - 50%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 19% (13% - 28%) were accessing treatment or prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV to their children. An estimated <500 (<200 - <500) children were newly infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission. Among people living with HIV, approximately 25% (17% - 35%) had suppressed viral loads. 

The key populations most affected by HIV in Guatemala are:

  • Sex workers, with an HIV prevalence of 1.6%.
  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, with an HIV prevalence of 8%.
  • Transgender people, with an HIV prevalence of 22.2%.
  • Prisoners, with an HIV prevalence of 0.7%.

811彩票开户Since 2010, new HIV infections have increased by 23% and AIDS-related deaths have more than doubled.

811彩票开户The national response in Guatemala is based on the five strategic axes of the National Strategic Plan 2017–2021: increasing the availability of combination prevention programmes; elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; integrating health care and social support to people, families and communities; promoting a legal and social environment favouring human rights and gender equality; and strengthening the public health sector for the improvement and sustainability of the national response.

The priorities for the short and medium term include expansion at the national level of the sex education strategy in schools, advocacy aimed at increasing the national financial resources required for the HIV response in the coming years, increasing HIV testing in community settings and support for adherence to health care, including antiretroviral therapy.


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Data
Stories
8 December 2016
Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in coffee producing areas of Guatemala
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3 May 2012
“See to understand”: Human rights, zero discrimination and improved AIDS response
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3 August 2011
Guatemala holds second National HIV Testing Week Campaign
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18 April 2011
Using games to prevent HIV among indigenous youth in Guatemala
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Contact

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Name: 
Ricardo GARCIA BERNAL
Role: 
UNAIDS Country Director
Phone: 
+50223818610