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Correction to: The HIV epidemic in Colombia: spatial and temporal trends analysis

The Original Article was published on 21 January 2021

Correction to: BMC Public Health 21, 178 (2021)

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10196-y

It was highlighted that the original article [1] contained an error in the third paragraph of the Background section. This Correction article shows the incorrect and correct sentence. The original article has been updated.

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The Colombian Caribbean region has the second-highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world after sub-Saharan Africa. By the end of 2019, there were 330,000 Colombian PLWHA, 6,900 AIDS-related deaths and 13,000 new HIV infections recorded in the same year.

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Colombia is part of the Caribbean region, which has the second-highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world after sub-Saharan Africa. In this region, by the end of 2019, there were 330,000 PLWHA, 6,900 AIDS-related deaths and 13,000 new HIV infections recorded in the same year.

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    Montana JF, et al. The HIV epidemic in Colombia: spatial and temporal trends analysis. BMC Public Health. 2021;21:178. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10196-y.

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Montana, J.F., Ferreira, G.R.O.N., Cunha, C.L.F. et al. Correction to: The HIV epidemic in Colombia: spatial and temporal trends analysis. BMC Public Health 21, 761 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10800-1

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