Tendencias de la incidencia del virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH) en Chile, según edad y género 2010-2017

Translated title of the contribution: Trends in the incidence of the human immunodeficiency (HIV) virus in Chile, by age and gender 2010-2017

David San Martín-Roldán, Patricia Díaz-Calzadilla, Anthara Soto-Zárate, Aracelis Calzadilla-Núñez, Víctor P. Díaz-Narváez

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Abstract

Objetive To determine the trends in the incidence of contagion by the HIV in Chile, according to age and gender, for the period 2010-2017. Methods Analysis from the database of confirmed HIV positive diagnosis cases. HIV incidence rates were made from HIV-confirmed cases adjusted for year, age, and sex, with population denominators from the INE. A general and specific trend analysis was performed using regression equations. Results There is a trend to increase in HIV incidence rates in the study period. 36.48% of the reported cases correspond to the male sex between 20-29 years, group with the highest incidence in the period. The estimated regression equations effectively increase more steadily in the male and young population. Conclusions There are deficit informative and educational factors in HIV prevention in the Chilean population. Despite the strong progression of new cases, the diagnostic gap of people living with HIV who are unaware of their health remains to be consolida-ted. Gaps were identified between recommendations, public policies and the Chilean results obtained.

Translated title of the contributionTrends in the incidence of the human immunodeficiency (HIV) virus in Chile, by age and gender 2010-2017
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Salud Publica
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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