Overview

In 2016, Uruguay had <1000 (<500 - <1000) new HIV infections and <500 (<200 - <500) AIDS-related deaths. There were 12 000 (10 000 - 14 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 53% (46% - 62%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 83% (71% - >95%) were accessing treatment or prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV to their children. An estimated <100 (<100 - <100) children were newly infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission. Among people living with HIV, approximately 46% (40% - 53%) had suppressed viral loads. 

811彩票开户The key populations most affected by HIV in Uruguay are:

  • Sex workers, with an HIV prevalence of 1.3%.
  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, with an HIV prevalence of 9.7%.
  • Prisoners, with an HIV prevalence of 1.3%.

811彩票开户Since 2010, new HIV infections have decreased by 57% and AIDS-related deaths have decreased by 22%. 

811彩票开户Uruguay offers treatment to all people living with HIV and has established progressive laws that provide a favourable environment for the response to the HIV epidemic, especially related to key populations. Nevertheless, there is a high level of stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV. An action plan towards the achievement of the 90–90–90 targets is on track. Montevideo has signed the Paris Declaration on ending the AIDS epidemic in cities.


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