Guyana Country Profile

Guyana Country Profile

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Country Overview

The CDC Guyana program was a bilateral program until 2016, when it merged with the CDC Caribbean Regional Office (CRO). Currently based in Jamaica, CDC CRO supports the Government of Guyana and other partners in-country to accelerate progress toward HIV epidemic control by: improving access to quality services for people living with HIV (PLHIV); re-engaging PLHIV lost to follow-up and retaining them on treatment to achieve viral suppression; enhancing laboratory capacity and viral load testing services; and improving data access and quality, particularly for key populations–including men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and sex workers – who are at greater risk for HIV infection. CDC is fast-tracking adoption of international best practices and policies to continue advancing progress toward HIV epidemic control in the region.

Per Capita GNI

$6,600

(2020)

Population (million)

0.79

(2020)

Under 5 Mortality

29/1,000 Live Births

(2019)

Life Expectancy

70 Years

(2019)

Estimated HIV Prevalence

1.3%

(Ages 15-49): (2020)

Estimated AIDS Deaths

<100

(Age≥15) (2020)

TB Treatment Success Rate

72%

(2018)

Estimated TB Incidence

79/100,000

(2019)

TB Mortality (HIV Related)

15/100,000

(2019)

Estimated Orphans Due to AIDS

1,700

(2020)

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

19%

(2019)

Reported Number Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

5,792

(Age≥15) (2019)

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