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Latin America and the Caribbean

The HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean is concentrated among key populations.

While the overall prevalence rate in most countries is between 0.5 and 1%, this sharply increases (up to an estimated 35%) among sex workers, transgender people, and men who have sex with men.    

Our work in the region focuses on reaching these key populations to advocate against human rights violations, and promote and provide accessible services.


The Alliance supports communities to tackle HIV through nationally-based organisations in Latin America in Bolivia, Colombia, EcuadorEl SalvadorMexico and Peru.

And in the Caribbean in Haiti,  and in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines through the Caribbean HIV & AIDS Alliance.

In addition, the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Programme reaches key populations through Redtrasex, the regional network of sex workers, and Redlactrans, the Latin American regional network of transgender people.

You can find out more about the work in each country or regional programme by selecting the above links, and visit our Flick set here for a snapshot of our work in the Latin America and the Caribbean.

    IN THIS REGION, HIV IS CONCENTRATED AMONG TRANSGENDER PEOPLE, SEX WORKERS AND MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN  

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