In the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2018:

  • 61 000 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 0.05.
  • HIV prevalence—the percentage of people living with HIV—among adults (15–49 years) was 0.1%.
  • 4400 people were newly infected with HIV.
  • 2600 people died from an AIDS-related illness.

811彩票开户The number of AIDS-related deaths has increased by 8% since 2010, from 2400 deaths to 2600 deaths. The number of new HIV infections has decreased, from 5000 to 4400 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 Islamic Republic of Iran:

  • 36% of people living with HIV knew their status.
  • 20% of people living with HIV were on treatment.
  • 17% of people living with HIV were virally suppressed.

Of all adults aged 15 years and over living with HIV, only 20% were on treatment, while 58% of children aged 0–14 years living with HIV were on treatment.

811彩票开户Eighty-one per cent of pregnant women living with HIV accessed antiretroviral medicine to prevent transmission of the virus to their baby. Early infant diagnosis―the percentage of HIV-exposed infants tested for HIV before eight weeks of age―stood at 40% in 2018.

811彩票开户Of the 60 000 adults living with HIV, 15 000 (25%) were women. HIV treatment was higher among women than men, with 27% of adult women living with HIV on treatment, compared to 17% of adult men.

Same-sex sexual relations are illegal in Iran.

811彩票开户Only 18.27% 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 78.5%, up from 40.5% in 2015.

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