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Table 3 Key indicators related to the cascade of HIV care over time, Brazil, 2007–2015 (%)

From: Decline in reported AIDS cases in Brazil after implementation of the test and treat initiative

  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
HIV rapid tests distributed 1,225,175 1,754,335 2,446,380 1,680,940 2,307,615 3,750,400 4,729,485 6,492,105 8,533,270
New HIV diagnoses 6152 6654 7126 8316 9863 11,223 16,331 26,277 32,321
PLWHA alive on ARTa 181,000 193,000 231,000 257,000 284,000 313,000 355,000 410,000 455,000
Median CD4 countb NAc NAc 361 364 374 379 390 404 416
New AIDS cases 36,632 38,813 38,812 38,340 40,395 40,160 41,125 39,330 14,941
  1. a Between 1999 and 2008, the number of people living with HIV (PLWHA) in ART was estimated considering the number of dispensations performed in December of each year. As of 2009, PLWHA in ART are those that have had at least one ARV dispensation in the last 100 days of the year. b Median CD4 count (cell/mm3) of PLWHA enrolling in ART. c NA: Data not available because the Logistic Treatment Control System [Sistema de Controle Logistico de Medicamentos (Siclom)] was in an implementation stage, which influenced the data quality