Overview

In 2016, Paraguay had 1300 (<1000 - 4500) new HIV infections and <1000 (<500 - 1600) AIDS-related deaths. There were 19 000 (12 000 - 39 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 35% (23% - 72%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 71% (49% - >95%) 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 24% (16% - 50%) had suppressed viral loads.   

The key populations most affected by HIV in Paraguay are:

  • Sex workers, with an HIV prevalence of 7%.
  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, with an HIV prevalence of 15.4%.


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Contact

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Name: 
Carlos PASSARELLI
Role: 
UNAIDS Country Director for Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay