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Timely HIV Detection in Outpatient Clinic Users in Montevideo

Key Challenges

There is insufficient state budget and lack of human resource to conduct more awareness campaigns in Montevideo. Information about HIV healthcare services is not widely available and there is a need for healthcare professionals to take part in ongoing HIV knowledge training. Medical and non-medical staff are poorly trained on dealing with and providing advice on stigma and discrimination. Furthermore, there are significant weaknesses in the monitoring of adherence of PLHIV on treatment.

Key Facts

  1. Data from Central Information Unit (Spanish acronym ICU), 2014.
  2. Geohive.com. Geohive - Uruguay Population Statistics. [Online]. [3 April 2017]. Available from: http://www.geohive.com/cntry/uruguay.aspx.