Overview

In 2016, Liberia had 2900 (1900 - 4500) new HIV infections and 2800 (2100 - 3500) AIDS-related deaths. There were 43 000 (34 000 - 55 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 19% (15% - 24%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 70% (50% - 90%) were accessing treatment or prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV to their children. An estimated <500 (<500 - <1000) children were newly infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission. Among people living with HIV, approximately 13% (10% - 16%) had suppressed viral loads. 

One of the key populations most affected by HIV in Liberia are:

  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, with an HIV prevalence of 19.8%.
  • People who inject drugs, with an HIV prevalence of 3.9%.

Since 2010, new HIV infections have decreased by 28% and AIDS-related deaths have increased by 20%. 

811彩票开户The laboratory system and supply chain management have the biggest challenges to the AIDS response in Liberia, with frequent antiretroviral therapy stock-outs. The Ebola virus disease outbreak in March 2014 further weakened the health system as health workers died and access to HIV services reduced by 50% in 2015. Test and treat has not been fully implemented.

811彩票开户The national AIDS commission is leading the implementation of a two-year catch-up plan, focusing on the three counties and using a differentiated model to identify the most affected populations and locations. Demographic and Health Surveys and sexual Behaviour surveys are planned for 2017, which will provide an update on progress. 


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Data
Reports

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31 December 2016
Country progress report 2016
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Stories
9 October 2019
Investing in communities to make a difference in western and central Africa
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27 March 2019
Liberia’s catch-up plan takes shape
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31 May 2017
Accelerating the AIDS response in western and central Africa
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23 September 2016
UNAIDS Executive Director meets with President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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16 February 2015
Update on Ebola in Liberia
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29 January 2015
Towards a programme to support Ebola survivors
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Contact

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Name: 
Miriam CHIPIMO
Role: 
UNAIDS Country Director
Phone: 
+1 876-960-6536/8