HIV rates in Haiti drop over decade

HIV rates in Haiti

December 21, 2013

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince says the number of Haitians who have tested positive for HIV has declined over the past decade.

The diplomatic mission says the drop is nearly 10 percent and the country’s infection rate is now at 3.67 percent. The figures come from Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health. The infection rate in the US is under 1 percent.

The embassy also says more people in Haiti are testing for HIV and AIDS, from 58,433 in 2004 to 839,033 now.

Read more: http://www.haitian-truth.org/hiv-rates-in-haiti-drop-over-decade/

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