Mauritius Barometer 2013: Chapter 7 HIV and AIDS

Date: December 15, 2013
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Key points

  • The SGDI score for Gender, HIV and AIDS of 76% ranks Mauritius top in the region.
  • Mauritian citizens gave a score of 61%, which places the country only eighth.
  • Mauritius has one of the lowest HIV and AIDS prevalence rates in the region.
  • More men are HIV-positive than women; drug users are particularly vulnerable.
  • The HIV and AIDS Act protects people living with HIV and AIDS.
  • HIV treatment is free.
  • PEP is administered to rape victims; cases of sexual offences referred by the police; accidental pricks; rupture of condoms and sero-discordant couples.

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