Haiti - Health : Nearly 20 people die every day of HIV/AIDS in Haiti
The survey reveals that HIV prevalence is lower among women in urban areas, as opposed to men. Similarly, the study points out that the educational level of the population is a determining factor in the spread of the AIDS virus.
Some figures on the prevalence of HIV in Haiti : (investigation accompanied by screening tests)
Overall, HIV prevalence among women and men aged 15-49 increased from 2.2 per cent in 2005-06 and 2012 to 2.0 per cent in 2016-17. For women, the prevalence would have increased from 2005-2006 to 2012 (from 2.3% to 2.7%), then decreased to the level of 2005-2006 (2.3%). For men, the prevalence would have decreased between the three surveys, from 2.0% to 1.6%. However none of these differences is statistically significant, specifies the EMMUS-VI survey.
According to data from the United Nations in the country UNAIDS, Haiti had 7,900 new cases of HIV (2016) and nearly 20 people die every day of AIDS in Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19448-haiti-health-aids-kills-7-200-haitians-every-year.html
Of the 150,000 people living with the virus in Haiti (UNAIDS 2017) https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-22976-icihaiti-health-150-000-people-live-today-with-aids-in-haiti.html 90,000 receive antiretroviral therapy https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-24942-icihaiti-health-90-000-haitians-receive-treatment-for-hiv.html and between 500 and 1,000 children were infected annually by mother-to-child transmission.
The most vulnerable groups are sex workers, homosexuals and prisoners.
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