Guatemala Country Profile

Guatemala Country Profile

Country Overview

Since 2003, CDC’s Central America Regional Office has partnered with the region’s Ministries of Health (MOHs) and the Council of Health Ministers of Central America to respond to the HIV epidemic. CDC’s collaboration with these regional partners is focused on strengthening both strategic information and prevention strategies targeting key populations as well as improving the quality of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) treatment services to people living with HIV (PLHIV). CDC also supports these countries to achieve the World Health Organization (WHO) End TB Strategy in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda.

Per Capita GNI

$3,560

(2017)

Population (million)

6.377

(2017)

Under 5 Mortality

15/1,000 Live Births

(2016)

Life Expectancy

74 Years

(2016)

Estimated HIV Prevalence

0.6%

(Ages 15-49) (2017)

Estimated AIDS Deaths

<1,000

(2017)

TB Treatment Success Rate

92%

(2015)

Estimated TB Incidence

60/100,000

(2016)

TB patients with known HIV-status who are HIV-positive

7%

(2016)

Reported Number Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

11,601

(2017)

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TB is the #1 killer of people living with HIV. TB preventative treatment protects those with HIV from contracting TB Disease. It’s effective, It’s affordable. It saves lives.

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CDC study provides new evidence that Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis is set to rise in some of the world’s highest burden countries and suggests that it will increasingly be transmitted from Person to Person

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CDC’s innovative efforts to Find, Cure, and Prevent TB are creating a safer America and a safer world.

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Page last reviewed: June 18, 2019, 03:00 PM