Prevalance of HIV among homosexual men, 19% in Ecuador

Posted on November 29, 2011 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health, Social Issues, TRAVEL

“In these two years were reported more cases than all the rest of the decade,” says the document, which adds that this disease remains concentrated mainly in men who have sex with men (MSM).

Although there has been an increase in heterosexual cases, the Chief Epidemiologist of the Provincial Health Directorate, Luis Alberto Mena explains that in the group of MSM with HIV has a prevalence of 19%, which is the highest compared with 3.2% of sex workers and 0.14% of pregnant women.

Since the first cases were diagnosed in 1984 in Ecuador (8), their number has steadily increased, amounting to 2009 14 773 HIV and 7,037 AIDS. Read Article

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