Mexico

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We’re on the frontline of Mexico’s response to the HIV epidemic, helping the people most at risk from infection amplify their voices.

At 0.2% of the population, the number of people living with HIV in Mexico is relatively small. However, infection rates are rising, particularly among marginalised communities. What’s more, discrimination and violence against these groups is hampering efforts to respond to the epidemic.

We’re working here to improve access to HIV services and strengthen Mexico’s national response.

DID YOU KNOW?

● 17.4% of transgender people are living with HIV.
● 17.3% of gay men and other men who have sex with men are living with HIV.
● 7% of sex workers are living with HIV.

OUR PARTNER

Colectivo Sol

Our work helps Colectivo Sol reach other community-based organisations that are working to change attitudes towards the people most at risk from HIV.

Established in 1981 to defend the rights of gay and transgender communities in Mexico, Colectivo Sol today helps other community organisations strengthen their own programmes to reduce stigma, discrimination, human rights violations and gender-based violence.

The team has an outstanding advocacy record supporting the country’s marginalised communities, including influencing the Mexican government to formulate a stronger HIV response. They have also been members of the National Council on HIV/AIDS, the highest decision-making body on HIV-related matters in Mexico.

OUR IMPACT IN MEXICO

In 2017, Colectivo Sol reached:

  • 6,899 people with HIV prevention activities.
  • Four local organisations with technical support.

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