Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developing World

  • Authors: Sunil Solomon, MBBS, PhD, MPH; Suniti Solomon, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Unprotected sex between men is the main driver of the HIV epidemic in many South and Central American countries (Table 5)[Baral 2007; Kerr 2013]
  • HIV prevalence in MSM was estimated to be at least 15% in several countries in 2012, including Argentina and Guyana[UNAIDS 2013]

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