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April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The number of persons living with HIV/AIDS is estimated at 120,000, including 94,000 adults and 56,000 women (UNAIDS 2012 report)" (10). "Progress has been made with regard to HIV/AIDS seroprevalence, which, according to EDS IV, 2010, was 1.2 per cent among women in that year. The category of women most affected are sex workers (to the extent of 16.5 per cent according to a 2010 microbiological-behavioural survey)" (31).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"These measures have made it possible to discern a decline in the HIV/AIDS seroprevalence rate. In 1989, it was 1% in rural areas and 15% in urban areas. The national seroprevalence rate was 3.2% in 2002 and 2.9% in 2007. In 2010, the seroprevalence rate was 1.7% for women and 1% for men. The rate is higher for women than for men (170 women for every 100 men)" (23).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-2, MMR-PRACTICE-1, ABO-LAW-1, ABO-DATA-1

"The Committee recalls its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/NAM/CO/3, paras. 24 and 25) and commends the State party for its successful programmes aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The Committee remains concerned, however, at the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and unsafe abortions, which have contributed to the increase in the maternal mortality ratio in the State party. The Committee is particularly concerned that, while abortion is permissible on prescribed grounds such as rape, incest, threat to the health and life of the pregnant woman and foetal malformation, pursuant to the Abortion and Sterilization Act of 1975, women still undergo complex and onerous administrative procedures to obtain approval for abortion. The...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1, ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-2, DSFMF-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to improve the health status of women, but notes with concern: . . . (d) The disproportionately high HIV prevalence among women and the prevalence of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; . . . The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (f) Increase efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among women as well as mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and ensure the availability of antiretroviral drugs for women living with HIV" (page 9-10).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ISTD-PRACTICE-1, ISTD-DATA-1, IRP-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1, ABO-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the numerous measures taken by the State party to address maternal mortality and expand universal health coverage, but remains concerned about: (a) The persistently high rates of maternal mortality, the limited health infrastructure for pregnant women, the insufficient number of skilled personnel attending births and women’s limited access to essential obstetric care; (b) The lack of comprehensive education on sexual and reproductive health and rights and family planning services, and the limited access to modern contraceptives; (c) The criminalization of abortion (art. 305 of the Penal Code); the restrictive conditions under which abortion is available under the code of professional conduct (i.e. only in cases of threats...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"HIV prevalence is largely highest among women at 8 per cent as compared to that of men at 4.3 per cent" (31).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The number of patients on ARVs fell from 2,917 in late 2009 to 2,849 in late 2010" (pg 21).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Between 1998 and 2016 there were a total of 94 AIDS cases, 16 of them women, in Palestine" (52).
Jan. 12, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"This silence can have devastating implications. Swaziland has an HIV prevalence rate of 28.8 per cent – one of the highest such rates in the world – according to 2015 data from UNAIDS" (para 3).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-3

"The law prohibits discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS in employment and education, but discrimination continued to be common due to ignorance of the law and a lack of mechanisms for ensuring compliance"(25). This refers to total HIV/AIDS prevalance, not that of women specifically (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 10, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Brazil has 730,000 people living with HIV, the largest number in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brazil is also one of 15 countries that account for 75% of the number of people living with HIV worldwide. Although the HIV epidemic in Brazil is classified as stable at the national level, incidence is increasing in various geographic regions and among sub-groups of women" (para 2). "Rates of violence against women (VAW) are particularly high in the Southeastern and Southern regions of Brazil. These regions also have the highest HIV prevalence, accounting for 56% and 20% of all the people living with HIV in Brazil, respectively. Violence and HIV in Brazil are...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The charity says widows in Nepal are also regularly accused of killing their husbands deliberately or through neglect - including by passing on HIV"(para 18)
Sept. 29, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1, ISTD-DATA-1

"Women’s Human Rights organization alongside Cultural and religious leaders from African countries currently meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi have condemned in the strongest terms the 'lenient' sentence passed on a man arrested for knowingly sexually violating women and allegedly infecting them with HIV-Aids"(para 1)."'We are shocked and appalled that a man, living with HIV has for over two decades sexually violated children as young as 12 years of age in an outdated retrogressive culture that is harmful for women and girls and the magistrate saw it fit to only give him 2 years in jail!' reacted Mrs. Emma Kaliya, a veteran Malawi Human Rights Activist and Executive Director for MHRCC"(para 3)."In...more
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

Table 6.2 shows the rates of disease and mortality among women by race and ethnicity. For rate of reported cases of chlamydia among women (per 100,000) from 2013 there are the following numbers: All women – 623.1, white women – 258.5, Hispanic women – 564.2, Black women – 1,491.7, Asian/Pacific Islander – 154.6 and Native American women – 1,079.2 (201)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

Table 6.1 shows the average of incidence of AIDS nationwide for women which is 4.8 (195)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

Table 6.2 shows the rates of disease and mortality among women by race and ethnicity. For average annual incidence rate of AIDS among women (per 100,000 adolescents and adults) from 2012 there are the following numbers: All women – 4.8, white women – 1.2, Hispanic women – 4.7, Black women – 27.5, Asian/Pacific Islander – 0.9, Native American women – 3.1 (201)
June 22, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Three years ago [2014], research by the Journal of the International AIDS Society found the prevalence among sex workers in Nigeria was 24.3 per cent. Last year's study said women often found they could not ask their husbands or boyfriends to wear condoms, and were not expected to carry them" (p 10-11)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“Between 2001 and 2012, the incidence of AIDS among adolescent and adult women aged 13 years and older decreased 47 percent nationally, from 9.1 per 100,000 to 4.8 per 100,000. Nine states—Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, South Dakota, and Vermont—experienced a decline of 50 percent or more in their female AIDS incidence rate. All but nine states—Alaska, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming—experienced a decrease in their AIDS incidence rate among women during this time” (196)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“One of the more common STIs among women is chlamydia. In 2013, there were 993,348 reported cases of chlamydia among women of all ages in the United States, with the largest number in the South (412,537). While approximately 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men with chlamydia do not experience symptoms…, the infection can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), a common cause of infertility, miscarriage, and ectopic pregnancy…Screening for chlamydia is, therefore, important to women’s overall reproductive health” (206)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“The AIDS rate among adolescent and adult women in the District of Columbia (47.6 per 100,000), the jurisdiction with the highest rate, is more than three times as high as the rates of the second and third worst-ranking jurisdictions, Georgia (14.8 per 100,000) and Louisiana (14.0 per 100,000). The District of Columbia also ranked last in the 2004 rankings. In 40 states and the District of Columbia, the rate of AIDS among adolescent and adult women has declined between 2001 and 2012. Despite its poor ranking on this indicator, the District of Columbia is one of the jurisdictions with the greatest improvement, with an incidence rate that declined by nearly...more
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“Among the largest racial and ethnic groups, black women had the highest rate of reported cases of chlamydia in 2013 (1491.7 per 100,000 women), followed by Native American women (1079.2 per 100,000). Asian/Pacific Islander women had the lowest rate at 154.6 cases per 100,000 (Table 6.2), which is nearly ten times lower than the rate among black women” (207)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“Among women, young women aged 20–24 have the highest rates of chlamydia with a rate of 3,621.1 cases per 100,000, followed by young women aged 15–19 (3,043.3 cases per 100,000). The rate for women aged 25–29 (1,428.3 cases per 100,000) is less than half the rate of women aged 20–24. The rates of infection are lower in older age groups” (206)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“In the nation overall in 2010, there were 9,500 new diagnoses of HIV among female adolescents and adults; in 2011, there were 8,102 new AIDS diagnoses among adolescent and adult women…Young women (aged 25–34) comprise the largest share of new HIV infections among women (29 percent), followed by women aged 35–44 (25 percent) and aged 13–24 (22 percent)” (205)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“Nationally, the incidence rate for AIDS among adolescent and adult women was 4.8 per 100,000 in 2012 (Table 6.1) compared with 15.3 per 100,000 among adolescent and adult men (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2015b). The incidence of AIDS has declined from 9.1 per 100,000 women in 2001 to 4.8 per 100,000 in 2012” (205)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“The rate of AIDS among black women in the United States (27.5 per 100,000) is higher than for any other racial and ethnic group and is nearly six times the rate for all women (4.8 per 100,000). Asian/Pacific Islander and white women have the lowest incidence rates (0.9 and 1.2 per 100,000, respectively” (205)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“The rate of reported cases of chlamydia among women of all ages in the United States increased 37 percent between 2002 and 2013, from 455.4 to 623.1 cases per 100,000 (IWPR 2004; Table 6.1). The rate of increase varies widely among states. North Dakota had the largest increase at 118 percent (from 256.8 to 559.2 cases per 100,000), followed by Massachusetts (an 86 percent increase, from 248.5 to 462.7 cases per 100,000) and Arkansas (a 78 percent increase, from 425.0 to 755.3 cases per 100,000). Georgia, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, and Mississippi had the smallest increases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014f), increases in rates of reported...more
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“National data show that women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection, or STI” (206)
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“The District of Columbia had the highest rate of chlamydia among women in 2013 at 1,197.8 reported cases per 100,000 women, followed by Alaska (1,113.3 cases per 100,000 women). Both jurisdictions have rates of infection that are more than three times as high as the rate of the best-ranking state, New Hampshire (327.2 reported cases per 100,000 women in 2013). Between 2002 and 2012, the rate of chlamydial infection increased in every state and the District of Columbia (IWPR 2004; Table 6.1). Between 1996 and 2013, the national rate for women nearly doubled, increasing from 315.5 to 623.1 cases per 100,000 (Figure 6.3). During this time, the rate of chlamydial...more
June 19, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“The rate of AIDS among adolescent and adult women (aged 13 and older) is lowest in Vermont (0.0 per 100,000), North Dakota (0.4 per 100,000), and Montana (0.5 per 100,000)” (205)
Feb. 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"These factors, along with a 4.6 percent HIV/AIDS prevalence rate among girls and women ages 15 to 49, resulted in a high maternal mortality rate" (22).