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Test, Link and Treat Pilar Population

HIV Environment in Buenos Aires

Pilar is a city in the northeast of Buenos Aires province and an important urban centre, with a population of nearly 300,000 people.1It is estimated that 1 in 3 people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Buenos Aires and the surrounding area have not received a HIV diagnosis.2,3This shows a clear lack of knowledge and information on how, when and where to get tested. Additionally, of the people that have a positive diagnosis, 21% are not receiving treatment.2,3

Despite recent efforts by the Ministry of Health to address these issues, there is still a need to facilitate access to diagnosis and improve the treatment cascade.

Key Facts

  1. Pilar.gov. 2017. Pilar. [Online]. [3 April 2017]. Available from: https://www.pilar.gov.ar/.
  2. Cesar C, et al. (2016) The HIV care cascade in Buenos Aires, Argentina: results in a tertiary referral hospital. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 40(6):448–54.
  3. Lavadenz, F, Pantanali, C and Zeballos, E. (2015). Thirty Years of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Argentina: An Assessment of the National Health Response. Directions in Development. The World Bank. 1-172.