Countries With Lower HIV Prevalence Account For Most New Infections, AIDS-Related Deaths, Study Shows

aidsmap: Most new HIV infections occur in lower prevalence countries not prioritized by PEPFAR
“The burden of the global HIV epidemic is disproportionately falling on lower-prevalence countries, according to an analysis published in the Journal of Virus Eradication. The majority of new HIV infections, cases of mother-to-child HIV transmission, and AIDS-related deaths now occur in countries with HIV prevalence below 4.5%. Lower-prevalence countries also had lower rates of antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage and early infant diagnosis. The authors note that international donor organizations such as PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) and the Global Fund target their resources at countries with the highest HIV prevalence…” (Carter, 6/5).

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