United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


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Honorable Chairs, distinguished delegates,


The prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in adults aged 15–49 in Mexico amount to 0.3%, which is relatively low for a developing country, and similar rate percentage has been maintained for over 10 years. Since 2010, new HIV infections have decreased by 22% and AIDS-related deaths have decreased by 1%. The infected population remains mainly concentrated among high risk populations, MSM, intravenous drug users, and commercial sex workers. This low national prevalence is not reflected in the high-risk populations. The prison population in Mexico, faces a fairly similar low rate of around 0.7%. Among the population of prisoners, around 2% are known to be infected with HIV. Sex workers, male and female, face an HIV prevalence of around 7%. Gay man have a prevalence o...

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