811彩票开户In 2016, Sierra Leone had 5300 (2200 - 12 000) new HIV infections and 2800 (1900 - 4100) AIDS-related deaths. There were 67 000 (43 000 - 100 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 26% (15% - 42%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 87% (54% - >95%) were accessing treatment or prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV to their children. An estimated <500 (<200 - 1400) children were newly infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission.

The key populations most affected by HIV in Sierra Leone are:

  • Sex workers, with an HIV prevalence of 8.5%.
  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, with an HIV prevalence of 14%.
  • People who inject drugs, with an HIV prevalence of 8.5%.
  • Prisoners, with an HIV prevalence of 2.2%.

Since 2010, new HIV infections have increased by 7% and AIDS-related deaths have increased by 6%. 

Sierra Leone’s fragile health system was weakened by the Ebola virus disease outbreak in 2014–2015. The national response is guided by the National Strategic Plan of 2016–2020.

811彩票开户Sierra Leone is the first country in western Africa to have an approved public health approach towards programming for key populations. The country has a funded catch-up plan that is being delivered through the Fast-Track cities initiative.

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Michael Frank GBOUN
UNAIDS Country Director