According to estimates by the WHO and UNAIDS, 2.4 million people live with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean. Of the estimated people living with the virus in the region, 81% were diagnosed, 65% received treatment, and 60% had suppressed viral load. For its part, deaths from AIDS fell 27% since 2010 and the percentage of people with HIV who acquired their diagnosis late fell from 33% in 2016 to 25% last year.
Did you know? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). There is currently no effective cure. Once people get HIV, they have it for life.
The Risk of Key Populations Contracting HIV infection in 2020
The goal of one is the goal of all.
“To end AIDS by 2030, we must urgently end the economic, social, cultural and legal inequalities that drive AIDS and other pandemics in our region,” said Alejandra Corao, UNAIDS Acting Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “Although there is a perception that a moment of crisis is not the most appropriate to prioritize the treatment of underlying social injustices, it is clear that, until this is resolved, we must redouble our efforts to be able to overcome the crisis,” she pointed out.
What is new, different and ambitious about the 2021 Political Declaration on AIDS?
GOALS AND COMMITMENTS 2025
The 2021 Political Declaration on AIDS presents bold new global commitments and targets for 2025 that are ambitious but achievable if countries and communities follow the evidence-based guidance within the UNAIDS Strategy.
Stronger and smarter investments are needed to end AIDS
According to UNAIDS publication on Best Practice, 2000, AIDS and migration are two of the crucial social issues facing todays changing world. In Suriname where we have a large population of migrants from many walks of life, and as in any society they remain a vulnerable and at risk minority. Migrants especially those with irregular migration status face untold barriers accessing healthcare and sometimes legal protection, in Suriname there is no difference.
Hence the purpose of this funded webpage and our campaign entitled “HIV/AIDS Migrant Awareness Campaign” is to bring renewed awareness to challenges relating to HIV and the ongoing efforts to end AIDS in our community. Covid-19 has left many in very precarious positions and have tested our resourcefulness to the limit. However, together we can make a difference.
Suriname is in a unique position, where NGO’s have united to fight against HIV/AIDS, it is with the same momentum that we move forward aggressively to ensure no one is left behind in our migrant target population. Regardless of your social and or immigration status. We hope that you find this webpage useful an take some time to review our entire website an keep informed by becoming a member and register.
General Information & Migration Data
The Republic of Suriname is a country located in South America whose capital is called Paramaribo, with a population density of 575,911 inhabitants and a geographic area of 163,821 km2, whose economic activity is predominantly in mining.
As for Suriname, according to UNAIDS 2020 publication, figures for people living with HIV were 5,200 persons, which lead to a prevalence of 1.1 among adults between 15 and 49 years old.
Adults and Children living with HIV.
Adults and children living with HIV.
Adult aged 15 to 49 HIV Prevalence Rate.
adult aged 15 to 49 HIV prevalence rate.
Adults And Children Newly infected with HIV.
Adults and children newly infected with HIV.
What steps should I keep in mind to prevent HIV infection?
It is important to keep in mind that prevention is one of the first steps to continue avoiding new cases of infection. In this case, if it is positive, you should start with retroviral treatment and thus avoid future complications.
For more information, HIV Testing & Counselling
Together we can end HIV Infections…
“ The financial contribution of UNAIDS towards this HIV migrant awareness campaign is gratefully acknowledged. However, its content and ideas expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of UNAIDS or engage the responsibility of UNAIDS”