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Dominican Republic
Updated August 2009
HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
Health and Development Profiles
Guidelines and Best Practices
Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
Provider Education and Training
Surveys and Assessments
National Organizations
International Organizations
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HIV/AIDS in Dominican Republic
Population, 201310,300,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 201245,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201222,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20120.7
AIDS deaths, 20121,900
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. In Spanish. [PDF, 2.2MB]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 898K]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
USAID HIV/AIDS Country Profile
A description of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in selected countries, the national response, and USAID programs and support. [PDF, 79K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Pan American Health Organization Country Health Profile
Contains indicators from PAHO's Core Health Data System, and a summary of the national health situation and trends. Also in Spanish.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Guidelines and Best Practices
Caribbean Guidelines for the Care and Treatment of Persons with HIV Infection
Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Initiative, CAREC, July 2006.
Policy Reports and Papers
Evaluation of the National Health System Response to HIV in the Dominican Republic: A Political, Managerial, and Technical Tool For Progressing Toward Universal Access
Pan American Health Organization. 2008. Also in Spanish
[PDF, 667K]
Concurrent Sexual Partnerships and HIV Infection: Evidence from National Population-Based Surveys
Mishra V and Bignami-Van Assche S. Demographic and Health Surveys, UNAIDS, March 2009. [PDF, 576K]
Community Approaches and Government Policy Reduce HIV Risk in the Dominican Republic
Population Council, 2004. [PDF, 81K]
Facts About Adolescents From the Demographic and Health Survey: Statistical Tables for Program Planning--Dominican Republic
Population Council, 2002. [PDF, 417K]
Journal Articles
Understanding the HIV epidemic in the Dominican Republic: a prevention success story in the Caribbean?
Halperin DT, de Moya EA, PĂ©rez-Then E, Pappas G, Garcia Calleja JM. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 May 1;51 Suppl 1:S52-9.
Stigma, social inequality, and HIV risk disclosure among Dominican male sex workers
Padilla M, Castellanos D, Guilamo-Ramos V, Reyes AM, Sánchez Marte LE, Soriano MA. Soc Sci Med. 2008 Aug;67(3):380-8. Epub 2008 Apr 12.
Environmental-Structural Interventions to Reduce HIV/STI Risk Among Female Sex Workers in the Dominican Republic
Kerrigan D, Moreno L, Rosario S, Gomez B, Jerez H, Barrington C, Weiss E, Sweat M. Am J Public Health. 2006 Jan;96(1):120-5.
Provider Education and Training
ARV National Care and Treatment Program: Dominican Republic
Conecta Project, Family Health International, 2004. [PowerPoint, 4.5MB]
SMARTWork/Dominican Republic
Provides training and technical assistance to businesses, unions, and nongovernmental organizations on establishing workplace HIV/AIDS prevention programs and policies. A project of the Academy for Educational Development and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Surveys and Assessments
Dominican Republic DHS Survey
Macro International Inc. and the Center for Demographic Studies (CESDEM). August 2007. Also see the Dominican Republic HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet, available in English and Spanish.
National Organizations
Secretaría de Estado de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social
Secretary of State of Public Health and Social Assistance. Website in Spanish.
Oficina National de Estadística
Statistics portal in Spanish.
International Organizations
Pan-Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP)
Established in 2001, the partnership aims to scale up the response to HIV/AIDS in the region.