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CHA.HIV. Most-at-Risk Populations

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The populations most at risk are groups of people who more frequently engage in behaviors that lead to HIV transmission.  These behaviors include unprotected sex (particularly anal sex), sex with multiple partners, and use of the same piercing or injecting equipment. Such populations include men who have sex with men, female sex workers and their clients, and injecting drug users.

PAHO supports countries’ efforts to measure the population size and HIV prevalence of groups at highest risk and to implement effective interventions, with a focus on prevention and reduction of stigma and discrimination.
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Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care to Gay Men and Other Men Who Have sex with Men (MSM) in Latin America and the Caribbean (2010)

PAHO HIV Biennial Report 2008 - 2009 (2009)

Summary of a Regional Consultation on Health Promotion and the Provision of Care to Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Latin America and the Caribbean (2009)

Challenges Posed by the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean (2009) (Spanish)

Health Care of Transvestite and Transsexual People (2008)

Behavioral Surveillance Survey in High Risk Drug Users (2008) (Spanish)

Infecciones de Transmision Sanguinea o Sexual Entre las Personas que se Inyectan Drogas y sus Parejas en las Americas (2004)

Improving Access of Key Populations to Comprehensive HIV Health Services: Towards a Caribbean Consensus

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Press Releases

PAHO, UNICEF AND UNAIDS highlight challenges in responding to HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish only) (November 23, 2009)

Experts Call for Better Health Services for Men who Have Sex with Men (July 16, 2009)

Experts to Propose Plan to Improve the Health of Homosexual Men in Latin America (July 10, 2009)

UN: Countries Must Eliminate Homophobia to Curb the HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean (May 15, 2009)

Databases

LAC MARP and other vulnerable populations' database

Videos

Translatina (November 21, 2009)

International Day against Homophobia (May 17, 2009)

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