HIV dropped 16% in the world. Mexico ranks eighth in a list of 16 Latin American countries
Regeneration, July 17, 2019. Although the new infections of HIV They decreased 16 percent in eight years, there were countries where it increased.
Specifically in Latin America, according to data from the UN, Chile showed the highest increase in new infections, with 34 percent.
Immediately the second country with the highest increase in the number of HIV infections was Bolivia, with 22 percent.
The third place is in Brazil, with a 21 percent increase in the number of contagions between 2010 and 2018,
Reduction in the world
According to Onusida, the number of HIV infections in the world decreased from 2.1 million to 1.7 million in those eight years.
This decrease is driven by the "impressive progress" registered in the countries of the East and South of Africa.
In this area, 54% of people living with the virus live.
Even though it is important, the target of 500 thousand new cases is still far away by 2020.
In regional terms, in Latin America there was an increase of 7 percent compared to 2010.
In the "Latin America" index, El Salvador stands as the country with the largest reduction in new infections, with a decrease of 48%.
This is reported by the United Nations Joint Program on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), released this week.
Currently, 37.9 million people live with HIV in the world, of which 23,300,000 have access to treatment.
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