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Updated February 2007
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HIV/AIDS in Peru
Population, 201330,500,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 201276,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201223,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20120.4
AIDS deaths, 20124,100
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. [PDF, 981K]
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, 962K]
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, 110K]
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.
Journal Articles
High HIV and ulcerative sexually transmitted infection incidence estimates among men who have sex with men in Peru: awaiting for an effective preventive intervention
Sanchez J, Lama JR, Peinado J, et al. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 May 1;51 Suppl 1:S47-51.
The National Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Peru: Accomplishments and Gaps-A Review
Cáceres CF, Mendoza W. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 51:S60-S66, May 2009.
Scaling up HIV Treatment in Peru: Applying Lessons from DOTS-Plus
Sebastian JL, Munoz M, Palacios E, Espiritu B, Mestanza L, Chalco K, Llaro K, Guerra D, Shin S, Bayona J. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic Ill). 2006 Dec;5(4):137-42. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
National Organizations
Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educación
Carries out research on health and behavior, particularly as they relate to sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.
International Organizations
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.
HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN): HPTN 036
HIV prevalence, incidence, and HSV-2 prevalence among high-risk MSM in Peru.
HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN): HPTN 039
A phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of acyclovir for the reduction of HIV acquisition among high-risk HSV-2 seropositive, HIV-seronegative individuals.
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.
International Training and Education Center on HIV (I-TECH)
I-TECH works to establish highly responsive HIV/AIDS training centers and referral networks in designated regions worldwide.
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
Proyecto Arco Iris
Asociación de Prevención del VIH / SIDA.
Vía Libre
Una de las organizaciones pioneras en el Perú (fundada en 1990) que viene trabajando en la prevención de las ETS/VIH/SIDA.
Conferences and Events
Vivir 2006
Lima, Peru, March 12-16, 2006. This event will combine the 12th International Conference for People Living with HIV/AIDS and 7th International Conference of Home and Community Care for PLWHA.