Guyana Country Profile

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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



Population (million)



Under 5 Mortality

29/1,000 Live Births


Life Expectancy

70 Years


Estimated HIV Prevalence


(Ages 15-49): (2020)

Estimated AIDS Deaths


(Age≥15) (2020)

TB Treatment Success Rate



Estimated TB Incidence



TB Mortality (HIV Related)



Estimated Orphans Due to AIDS



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



Reported Number Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)


(Age≥15) (2019)

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