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The report reveals an increase in the rate of HIV infections in Latin America



The new report reveals that the rate of HIV infections in Latin American countries has increased by 7% between 2010 and 2018, media reported.

According to information released by the United Nations Joint Program on HIV, only in 2018, about 100,000 people contracted the HIV virus in Latin America, with more than half of them in Brazil, the country more populated. The continent that declined from 3% in the number of infestations between 2005 and 2013 is now one of the areas to be followed in subsequent years.

The report indicated a slowdown in the fight against the virus globally, a situation that the UN described as a worrying one.

He also revealed that while Brazil suffered an increase of 21% from 2010, it was not the worsening country. In the last eight years, Chile has a shocking increase of 34% in new infections, while Bolivia 22% and Costa Rica 21% in the same period. Argentina, Guatemala, Honduras and Uruguay noted an increase, but less than 10%.

Mexico was the only country that remained stable over the years and did not notice any increase or decrease in the spread of HIV.

It should be noted that according to the report, about 35,000 people died in 2018 in Latin America due to AIDS, equivalent to 4.5% of deaths from infection worldwide. / CP