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Title: HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in the Region of the Americas: achievements, challenges and perspectives
Authors: Pérez, Freddy
Ravasi, Giovanni
Figueroa, J Peter
Grinsztejn, Beatriz
Kamb, Mary
Sued, Omar
Ghidinelli, Massimo
Affilliation: Pan American Health Organization. Tuberculosis and STI Unit. HIV Hepatitis. Washington, D.C., USA.
Pan American Health Organization. Tuberculosis and STI Unit. HIV Hepatitis. Washington, D.C., USA.
University of the West Indies. Jamaica.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Division of STD Prevention. National Center for HIV/AIDS. Viral Hepatitis. STD and TB Prevention. Atlanta, GA, USA.
Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Pan American Health Organization. Tuberculosis and STI Unit. HIV Hepatitis. Washington, D.C., USA.
Abstract: The world has pledged within the Sustainable Development Goals to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. In Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015 approximately 2.0 million people were living with HIV and an estimated 100 000 new infections occurred. At the same time, significant progress has been made in the Region of the Americas over the past ten years in expanding access and coverage of HIV care and treatment and in achieving elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis (1, 2). Regarding HIV prevention, stigma and discrimination, new regional elimination targets have also been developed and endorsed (3). However, challenges still persist; among them, a 3% increase in the rate of new HIV infections in the Region between 2010 and 2015 (4). This special issue on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in the Region of the Americas: achievements, challenges and perspectives provides an opportunity to present the current response to HIV/AIDS in the Region with a focus on three main areas: HIV prevention, HIV care and treatment, and the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. A call for papers was issued in early 2016, and 12 articles were selected for publication—nine original research papers, one brief communication, one review, and one opinion and analysis article. The papers represent seven different countries as well as an overview of the Caribbean sub-region.
Keywords: HIV
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Prevenção
Região das Américas
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: PEREZ, F. et al. HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in the Region of the Americas: achievements, challenges and perspectives. Rev Panam Salud Publica, v. 40, n. 6, p. 398–400, 2016.
ISSN: 1020-4989
Copyright: open access
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