Guatemala Country Profile
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
Under 5 Mortality
23/1,000 Live Births
Estimated HIV Prevalence
(Ages 15-49): (2022)
Estimated AIDS Deaths
Less than 500
TB Treatment Success Rate
Estimated TB Incidence
Estimated Orphans Due to AIDS
TB patients with known HIV-status who are HIV-positive
Reported Number Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with partners including host countries, local implementing partners, faith-based organizations, and other community-based organizations to measure progress towards HIV epidemic control in countries supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
In 2003, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, was announced. When it was launched, PEPFAR became the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history. At the time, HIV was a global crisis, devastating families, communities, and economies worldwide—particularly in sub-Saharan African countries.
Over the past 20 years, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has saved millions of lives as a leader in the global response to two of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases – HIV and TB. As a key implementing agency of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), CDC is at the forefront of these global efforts to treat and prevent these diseases.