The HIV epidemic in the Latin American and the Caribbean represents a major driver of poverty, inequality and discrimination. Approximately 83.000 people were newly infected with HIV in Latin America in 2011 while the number of people dying from AIDS-related causes declined by only 10 percent between 2005 and 2011. The Caribbean continues to be the region with the second highest adult prevalence in the world after Sub-Saharan Africa.
UNDP works in close collaboration with governments, civil society organizations and the private sector of the region to: Help countries to mainstream attention to HIV and health into action on gender, poverty and the broader effort to achieve and sustain the MDGs ;address the interactions between governance, human rights and health responses in collaboration with key national partners and support countries in effective implementation of complex, multilateral and multi-sectorial health projects. more