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Prevention gap report 2016.

Creator:

UNAIDS

Type: Article
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

This reportreveals concerning trends in new HIV infections among adults. The Prevention gap report shows that while significant progress is being made in stopping new HIV infections among children (new HIV infections have declined by more than 70% among children since 2001 and are continuing to decline), the decline in new HIV infections among adults has stalled. The report shows that HIV prevention urgently needs to be scaled up among this age group. In 2014, key populations, including gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers and their clients, transgender people, people who inject drugs and prisoners, accounted for 35% of new HIV infections globally. It is estimated that men who have sex with men are 24 times more likely to become infected with HIV than the general population, while sex workers are 10 times more likely and people who inject drugs are 24 times more likely to become infected than the general population. In addition, transgender people are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV and prisoners are five times more likely to be living with HIV than adults in the general population It is essential for key populations to have access to the full range of HIV prevention options in order to protect themselves and their sexual partners from HIV. â?oToday, we have multiple prevention options,â? said Mr Sidibé. â?oThe issue is accessâ?"if people do not feel safe or have the means to access combination HIV prevention services we will not end this epidemic.â?

Date:

01/07/2016

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

UNAIDS. (2016) Prevention gap report 2016. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1014824 [Accessed: 19th September 2019].

  

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