Overview

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.


Read more
Data
Stories
28 January 2019
UNAIDS welcomes the call by Pope Francis not to discriminate
Read more
27 January 2019
Shelter founder reflects on 15 years of combining HIV treatment, care and prevention with faith
Read more
29 November 2018
811彩票开户 trainers on HIV and social protection
Read more
23 March 2018
UNAIDS Special Ambassador receives UNWDPA Leadership Award
Read more
27 June 2017
First Lady of Panama champions zero discrimination
Read more
16 November 2016
HIV testing campaign in Panama aims to save lives
Read more
Contact

countries_lac-rst_contact

Name: 
Cedriann MARTIN
Role: 
Communications Officer, Regional Support Team for Latin America and the Caribbean
Phone: 
+1 876-960-6536/8, +1 876-396-7610