Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
Panama – According to data from the Ministry of Health (minsa), released for World AIDS Day, in Panama there are currently 22.283 people living with HIV: 15.580 men and 6.703 women.
Panama, the country with the most new HIV infections in Central America, is focused on both improving access to diagnosis and prevention, said the medical director of the metropolitan health region of the Ministry of Health (minsa), Dr. Israel Cedeno.
Regarding the child population, a total of 197 children living with HIV and the 100 % of them receive antiretroviral treatment. At 2021 They registered 1.804 new people living with human immunodeficiency virus (VIH), the majority aged between 15 a 49 years, added the health portfolio.
The head of the HIV program of the Minsa, Carlos Chavez, said this Thursday in a statement that in Panama there are 17 treatment clinics with an interdisciplinary team made up of doctors, nurses, psychologists, in addition to technicians and medicines, to support the HIV patient and give appropriate treatment at the time the diagnosis is known.