HIV cases in Jalisco increase 27% in 2015

In the first 11 months of this year the number of new HIV cases detected by health authorities increased by 27%.

Data from the Jalisco Secretariat of Health shows that up to November 26, 2015 the registration of 646 new cases of HIV, 140 more than were detected last year.

Despite the increase, new cases of people with HIV detected since 2013, cases are still down from the three years previous, according to information Monitoring Indicators for State Development.

Guadalajara is the city most identified with 264, followed by 99 Zapopan, Tonala 50, Puerto Vallarta 49, San Pedro Tlaquepaque and Tlajomulco 40.

Puerto Vallarta has the largest infection rate based on the percentage of residents than any other municipality in Jalisco. Due to the profitability of male sex workers and Puerto Vallarta being popular among gay travelers, it was estimated in 2007 that 25% of the MSM, men who have sex with men but do not identify as gay, mostly male sex workers, were infected with HIV.

Free condoms and HIV testing are available at SETEC in Puerto Vallarta, Constitucion #427 in Old Town.


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