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Updated November 2006
HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
Health and Development Profiles
Guidelines and Best Practices
Surveys and Assessments
Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
Provider Education and Training
International Organizations
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
Other Information Sources
Comprehensive Indicator Report
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Indicator Database
Focus on Care and Treatment
HIV/AIDS in Mexico
Population, 2013117,600,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012170,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201238,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20120.2
AIDS deaths, 2012nd
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, 451K]
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, 1 MB]
USAID HIV/AIDS Country Profile
A description of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in selected countries, the national response, and USAID programs and support. [PDF, 123K]
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
Guía de Manejo Antirretroviral de las Personas con VIH: Cuarta Edición 2008
Centro Nacional para la Prevención y Control del VIH/SIDA, Secretaría de Salud, México, 2008. [Zip File, 639K]
Guía sobre la Prevención de VIH para personal que vive en centros penitenciarios
Centro Nacional para la Prevención y Control del VIH/SIDA, Secretaría de Salud, México, 2008. [Zip File]
Surveys and Assessments
25 años de SIDA en México. Logros, Desaciertos y Retos, 2008
Centro Nacional para la Prevención y el Control del VIH/SIDA, 2008. [Zip File, a.3MB]
Policy Reports and Papers
Targeting Criteria in National ARV Programs: Mexico, Senegal, and Uganda
Catherine Chanfreau, Sara Bennett, Abt Associates. Presented at the XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2004. [PowerPoint, 832K]
Programming for HIV Prevention in Mexican Schools
Horizons/Population Council, December 2003. [PDF, 81K]
Análisis de los Costos de Atencion del VIH/SIDA en México
Partners for Health Reform (PHR) Plus, October 2003. [PDF, 363K]
Men's Attitudes Toward Vaginal Product Use: Farmers and Taxi Drivers in Mexico
Christiana Coggins, Mauricio Ramos Madrigal, and Alicia Llamas. Population Council and International Family Health, 2001.
Journal Articles
Prevalence and correlates of HIV infection among female sex workers in 2 Mexico-U.S. border cities
Patterson TL, Semple SJ, Staines H, Lozada R, Orozovich P, Bucardo J, Philbin MM, Pu M, Fraga M, Amaro H, Torre AD, Martinez G, Magis-Rodríguez C, Strathdee SA. J Infect Dis. 2008 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Provider Education and Training
AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)
Trains scientists to address the global HIV/AIDS and related tuberculosis epidemic through research. A program of the Fogarty International Center and National Institutes of Health.
International Clinical, Operational, and Health Services Research and Training Award for AIDS and Tuberculosis (ICOHRTA-AIDS/TB)
Provides extended support to institutions for training to foster collaborative, multidisciplinary research in developing country sites where HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) or both are significant problems. A program of the Fogarty International Center and National Institutes of Health.
USAID Global Health Response Plan
A description of USAID's strategies and activities aimed at lowering HIV prevalence in selected countries.
International Organizations
Organization provides medicines, treatment, and prevention education to strengthen regional medical infrastructure. Site details AIDS Treatment Access Program in select countries.
Population Communications International (PCI)
PCI produces culturally-sensitive radio and television soap operas, which promote sexual health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and gender equality.
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
Albergues de México
Una institución que brinda apoyo emocional, espiritual y médico a personas que conviven con el VIH/Sida y Cáncer, con sus familiares y amigos.
Amigos Contra el SIDA en Internet
Documentos y estadísticas sobre el SIDA. En epañol y inglés.
El Centro de Atención Profesional a Personas con SIDA. Una organización no gubernamental con la finalidad de apoyar a quienes viven con VIH/SIDA, así como a sus familiares, amigos y/o parejas.
Letra S
Sitio con temas sobre el VIH/SIDA, la sexualidad y la salud.
National Institute of Public Health (INSP)
Created by the Ministry of Health. The institute works to improve public health through research, programs and teaching. It also provides consultation tools for national and international investigators.
Other Information Sources
Binational Directory of AIDS Services for the United States and Mexico
Farmworker Justice Fund, June 2005. [PDF, 3.8MB] A directory in English and Spanish, to be used by health care providers to locate services for migrant workers traveling across the border.