AIDS: The mortality rate in young people increased

"The growth of the mortality rate due to AIDS in young people is warrant". This was stated by the Deputy Ambassador to the province of Buenos Aires, Walter Martello, In the framework of the week of the fight against AIDS that is currently taking place.

The official said that, according to the epidemiological bulletin 2018, in Argentina about 1500 people die every year -43% of deaths occur in Buenos Aires-as a result of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease. This figure represents an increase of 13% compared with the 2005 record.

Every 24 hours

Official figures show that, in average, 4 people die each day due to AIDS, while 17 receive HIV every 24 hours. In three of the 120,000 people living with HIV in Argentina, 90% of them acquired the virus by unprotected sex. And it is estimated that 3 out of 10 people living with the virus do not know it.

The same, the AIDS mortality rate among young people between 15 and 24 years old increased by 50.8% in the last decade, from 0.61 to 0.92 per 100,000 inhabitants. In women, the increase was around 33%, with a rate of 0.45 in 2005 and 0.60 today. At least, the increase was more marked, close to 60%, with the rate for 2005 is 0.77, and the final official figure indicates that it reached 1.23.

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