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High incidence of HIV in Haitian immigrants

The executive director of the National Council for HIV and AIDS (Conavihsida) Victor Terrero said that Haitian immigrants are 47.8% of new HIV cases. He said the statistic is a major challenge to public policies and the country. He said men that have sex with men and trans people contribute 29.9% of the new cases, with women sex workers contributing 10.6%.

He said the prevalence of HIV is an indication of where the most poverty is located. He said in southwestern Barahona near the border with Haiti, the prevalence of HIV is 1.1%, while in Santo Domingo it is 0.5%, the lowest in the country.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Nov 28, 2017

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