Spatial distribution and incidence of HIV/AIDS cases in Santa Cruz do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul, 2001 to 2020

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Objective: to describe the spatial distribution, treatment status and characteristics of cases of people infected with the human immunodef iciency virus HIV in Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, 2001 to 2020. Methods: descriptive study with data f rom individuals undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS, in Santa Cruz do Sul, diagnosed f rom January 2001 to October 2020. Results: 708 (94.4%) cases were analyzed, of these (58.2%) were male, with a mean age of 39 years, the maximum incidence rate was in 2019 (59.4/100,000 inhabitants), there was a high f requency of cases in the south and central region of the city, 92.9% of these individuals were still in active treatment and the dropout rate was 7.1% in the period. Conclusion: a higher incidence of HIV was observed in adult male, f rom the central and southern regions of the city, with a treatment rate close to the goals of the World Health Organization and a low dropout rate.

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Rosa, P. B., Schroeder, D. F., Darsie, C., Chielle, M., Pontel, M. L. K., Correa, G. de B., … Possuelo, L. G. (2022). Spatial distribution and incidence of HIV/AIDS cases in Santa Cruz do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul, 2001 to 2020. Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude, 31(3). https://doi.org/10.1590/S2237-96222022000300020

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