HIV / AIDS in Bolivia: a threat that continues to grow

Hernán César Rios-Escalier

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The distribution of cases by department in the latest report of the national STI / HIV / AIDS program shows that 89% of the cases are distributed in the departments of Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and La Paz.


The first case of HIV reported in the country dates from the mid-1980s, more precisely in the city of Santa Cruz, after that incident that caused a national alarm, unfortunately cases have been increasing in an uncontrolled way and that In developed countries, the pandemic has now been controlled, in our country the opposite is the case. Until then, this little-known retrovirus would become one of the most studied viruses in world virology.

Keywords

HIV, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Retrovirus

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