Overview

In 2016, Mauritania had <500 (<200 - 1100) new HIV infections and <1000 (<1000 - 1200) AIDS-related deaths. There were 11 000 (7100 - 18 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 23% (13% - 38%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 34% (23% - 51%) were accessing treatment or prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV to their children. An estimated <100 (<100 - <200) children were newly infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission. Among people living with HIV, approximately 18% (11% - 29%) had suppressed viral loads. 

The key populations most affected by HIV in Mauritania are:

  • Sex workers, with an HIV prevalence of 4%.
  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, with an HIV prevalence of 44.4%.

Since 2010, new HIV infections have decreased by 4% and AIDS-related deaths have decreased by 27%.  


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Contact

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Name: 
El Moustapha ATTIGHE
Role: 
UNAIDS Country Director
Phone: 
+22226581856