In 2016, Panama had 1300 (1100 - 1400) new HIV infections and <1000 (<500 - <1000) AIDS-related deaths. There were 21 000 (19 000 - 23 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 54% (49% - 60%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy.

The key populations most affected by HIV in Panama are:

  • Sex workers, with an HIV prevalence of 2%.
  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, with an HIV prevalence of 13.06%.
  • Transgender people, with an HIV prevalence of 15%.
  • Prisoners, with an HIV prevalence of 6.4%.

811彩票开户Since 2010, new HIV infections have increased by 9% and AIDS-related deaths have increased by 20%.

811彩票开户Since 2016, the Ministry of Health has provided free HIV treatment for all. The country is making decisive steps to increase HIV testing, with a national campaign launched for the first time in 2015. Panama has offered free HIV testing for pregnant women, key populations and adolescents since 2016.

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23 March 2018
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Cedriann MARTIN
Communications Officer, Regional Support Team for Latin America and the Caribbean
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