Guatemala

In 2006, AHF established a clinic inside the Hospital Rodolfo Robles in Quetzaltenango with the support of the local government and a non-profit (IDEI). The clinic provides ARV treatment to people living with HIV and has increased the care of patients who also have tuberculosis or other pulmonary diseases.

Today, AHF Guatemala operates with medical personal, technical, and administrative personnel, equipment and supplies. It also provides education, training, and medical personnel in 10 of the 16 HIV clinics currently operating in the country.

HIV/AIDS in Guatemala is concentrated in urban areas. 70% of all people living with HIV/AIDS live in Guatemala City and the metropolitan region. Even though the epidemic is concentrated in sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM), about 75% of HIV transmissions come from heterosexual relations. Guatemala and neighboring countries also experience a high HIV prevalence amongst people with tuberculosis.

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Saul Paau Maaz, Lic., Country Program Manager
Office: +(502) 2250-0591
Mobile: +(502) 5351-3706
[email protected]

Clients in AHF Care: 14,777
Clients receiving ART: 14,226
People living with HIV: 49,000*
Adults 15-49 prevalence rate: 0.5%*
Adults 15+ living with HIV: 46,000*
Women 15+ living with HIV: 18,000*
Deaths due to AIDS: 1,700*

*Source: UNAIDS HIV/AIDS estimates, 2014