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We report a decline in the reporting of HIV diagnoses in Peru throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,.
In 2020, 5170 HIV diagnoses were reported in Peru, representing a 33% decrease in the average number of HIV diagnoses between 2017 and 2019 (n=7746). At a regional level, the median number of HIV diagnoses reported in 2017–2019 was 139 (IQR 77–311) and in 2020 was 114 (IQR 60–157) (p≤0.001). Twenty-one of 25 regions reported a decrease in HIV diagnoses in 2020 compared with 2017–2019. Regions in the north of Peru showed the largest decrease in the …
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