0.2% of the population in Mexico is living with HIV. The rate of infection amongst marginalised groups including sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender people is considerably higher – 7% and 17% respectively in 2013. Stigma, discrimination and violence against these groups are having a serious impact on the effectiveness of the HIV response in Mexico.
We work with Colectivo Sol to build the effectiveness of community-based organisations to reduce stigma and discrimination, human rights violations and gender-based violence against people most at risk of HIV infection. Colectivo Sol has received funding from the National HIV/AIDS Programme to work with 70 such organisations nationwide.