Overview

811彩票开户In 2016,  the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela  had 6500 (5800 - 7100) new HIV infections and 2500 (2100 - 2900) AIDS-related deaths. There were 120 000 (110 000 - 130 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 61% (55% - 67%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 48% (42% - 53%) were accessing treatment or prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV to their children. An estimated <500 (<500 - <500) children were newly infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission. Among people living with HIV, approximately 7% (6% - 8%) had suppressed viral loads.    

811彩票开户Since 2010, new HIV infections have increased by 24% and AIDS-related deaths have decreased by 8%. 

811彩票开户Since 1999, the Ministry of Health has provided free antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV and, since 2016, treatment for all, regardless of CD4 count. The country has made some efforts to scale up national HIV prevention, counselling, testing and treatment programmes; however, in the past two years progress has halted. The difficult economic climate is hampering the ability to purchase and procure medicines as well as supplies for HIV testing and prevention. This has caused shortages of antiretroviral medicines and medicines to treat opportunistic infections, as well as male and female condoms and testing for diagnosis of HIV, CD4 and viral load and drug resistance tests. 


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Stories
14 February 2019
Taking action against HIV medicine stock-outs in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
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8 April 2016
Alejandra Oraa appointed as UNAIDS Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean
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17 May 2007
International Day Against Homophobia
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Contact

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Name: 
Regina LOPEZ DE KHALEK
Role: 
UNAIDS Country Manager