Overview

811彩票开户In Jamaica in 2018:

  • 40 000 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 0.83.
  • HIV prevalence—the percentage of people living with HIV—among adults (15–49 years) was 1.9%.
  • 2400 people were newly infected with HIV.
  • 1500 people died from an AIDS-related illness.

811彩票开户There has been progress in the number of AIDS-related deaths since 2010, with a 15% decrease, from 1800 deaths to 1500 deaths. 

811彩票开户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 Jamaica:

  • 31% of people living with HIV were on treatment.
  • 25% of people living with HIV were virally suppressed.

Of all adults aged 15 years and over living with HIV, 31% were on treatment, while 51% of children aged 0–14 years living with HIV were on treatment.

811彩票开户More than 95% of pregnant women living with HIV accessed antiretroviral medicine to prevent transmission of the virus to their baby.

Of the 40 000 adults living with HIV, 15 000 (37.5%) were women. New HIV infections among young women aged 15–24 years were about half of those among young men. HIV treatment was higher among women than men, with 47% of adult women living with HIV on treatment, compared to 22% of adult men.

Same-sex sexual relations are illegal in Jamaica.

811彩票开户Only 39.04% of women and men 15–24 years old correctly identified ways of preventing the sexual transmission of HIV.

811彩票开户In 2017, the percentage of people living with HIV and tuberculosis who were being treated for both diseases was 29.0%, down from 38.5% in 2015.


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Contact

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Name: 
Manoela MANOVA
Role: 
UNAIDS Country Director
Phone: 
876-960-6536