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HIV data 2014 Jamaica

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM

HIV prevalence - 1.6% Males: 2%

Females: 1.3%

Estimated number of

people living with HIV

Total: 29,000

Women: 11,000

Number of number of

people living with HIV under antiretroviral (ARV) drugs treatment

Total: 9,141 in 2014 (5,826 in 2010)

Adults: 8553 (5390 in 2010)

Children: 588 (436 in 2010)

ARV coverage (%): 31%

Estimated number of new infections and trend: 1,500

Overall: New HIV infections declined from 3,000 in 2000 to 1,500 in 2014, a 50% decline

Mode of transmission (2012)

- Heterosexual sex within partnership: 32%

- Casual heterosexual sex: 22%

- Sex workers, clients and partners of clients: 10%,

- MSM: 32%

- Female partners to MSM: 7%

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission coverage (number and %): 93% (74% in 2010)

Estimated number of HIV-related deaths: 1,300 people (2,400 in 2005; 46% decline)