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HIV and AIDS in Latin America

HIV prevalence across Latin America is relatively low, however, this still means countries with large populations have significant numbers of people living with HIV.

There are marked differences in the HIV epidemic between countries but poverty, migration, homophobia and stigma and discrimination act as barriers to progress throughout the region.

The vast majority of HIV funding for this region comes from domestic sources demonstrating the commitment of Latin American governments to the HIV response.

Map of Latin America and region HIV statistics
HIV prevalence is relatively low in Latin America, but certain key populations face huge barriers to HIV services.
HIV and AIDS statistics for Brazil
HIV stigma and violence are significant barriers to progress in Brazil’s HIV response, with young people increasingly at risk of HIV.

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Last updated:
18 March 2016