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Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"HIV prevalence is 13.8 percent among women and men age 15-49, 16.7 percent among women and 10.5 among men" (273). "HIV prevalence among women and men age 15-49 is 13.8 percent (Table 14.3.1). Prevalence is higher among women (16.7 percent) than men (10.5 percent). During adolescence, HIV prevalence increases more rapidly among young women than young men. From the 15-19 year age group to the 20-24 age group, HIV prevalence increases from 4.0 percent to 10.3 percent among women, and from 2.5 percent to 3.7 percent among men (Figure 14.1). HIV prevalence reaches a peak in the 40-44 age group among women (31.3 percent) and in the 50-54 age group...more
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"As a result of multiple prevention, screening, treatment and care interventions including the 100 per cent condom use for entertainment establishments, Prakas 066, the HIV prevalence rate for female entertainment workers decreased to 3.2 per cent in 2016 from 45.8 per cent in 1998" (27). "New HIV infections continue to decrease, especially among women. In 2005, new HIV infections totaled 4,401 of which 2,575 or 58.5 per cent were women, while in 2016 this number had decreased to 645 new HIV infections, of which 50 per cent were women" (43).
July 3, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1, ISTD-DATA-1

"Women were increasingly vulnerable to HIV infection because of social taboos on discussion of sex education topics and popular sentiment against the use of condoms. Women remained a minority of those infected with HIV, although their incidence of infection was increasing. The government’s National Center on HIV, under the Ministry of Health, detected 580 cases of HIV infection during the first half of the year, of which 370 were male and 214 were female. There were 7,142 officially registered cases of HIV in the country, 4,953 of which involved men and 2,189 involved women" (Pg 26).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Increasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS among women, despite the decreasing rates in the overall population" (12). Rates not provided (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
June 19, 2019, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"According to 2014 statistics published by the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS, 94,000 persons, including 26,000 women, had HIV; 2,800 persons died due to AIDS in 2014" (Pg 46).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"8.8% of women age 15-49 and men age 15-49 in Malawi are infected with HIV; HIV prevalence is higher among women than men (10.8% versus 6.4%)" (229).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-2, ISTD-DATA-3

"The results regarding the prevalence of HIV attained through the 2009 INSIDA indicates that 11.5% of Mozambican adults of 15–49 years of age are infected with HIV. These indicates also that women prevalence is higher than men’s (13.1 and 9.2% respectively). The prevalence by sex and age specifically shows that the prevalence for women and men grow with age till it reaches the peak, which it is between 25–29 for women (16.8%) and 35–39 (14.2%)" (23).
June 3, 2019, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The HIV/AIDS epidemic has had a devastating effect on the country; approximately 3.6 million adults and children are living with HIV, and 1.8 million children have been orphaned because of AIDS" (Pg 28-29). "Finally, the HIV epidemic is selective of young females in Nigeria; girls aged 15-24 are twice as likely as boys the same age to be infected.123 Thus child marriage may be a significant risk factor for adolescent girls" (Pg 31).
May 29, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"In Nepal, an estimated 39,397 adults (including 1,589 children) were infected with HIV in 2015. HIV infections are more common among men than women; estimates indicate that 38 percent of the people living with HIV are women. Overall, around one quarter of infections are estimated to be among high-risk groups including PWIDs [people who inject drugs] (8 percent), MSM [men who have sex with men] (9 percent), clients of sex workers (5 percent), male sex workers (MSWs), transgender sex workers (3 percent), and FSWs [female sex workers] (1 percent). Low-risk males, including MLMs [male labor migrants], account for 40 percent of all infections, and low-risk females account for the remaining...more
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Ten percent of women and 2% of men age 15-49 reported having an STI or symptoms associated with an STI in the past 12 months (Table 13.11). Less than half of women (44%) and 28% of men who had an STI or STI symptoms sought advice or treatment from a clinic, hospital, private doctor, or other health professional (Table 13.12)" (232).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The unavailability of disaggregated information and data on cases of HIV/AIDS in the State party, and the lack of measures to limit the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections for women in prostitution" (14).
April 24, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Early in the year, there were 1,956 persons living with HIV and an estimated 1,100 additional persons who did not know they were infected" (page 28).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Since the first diagnosed case of HIV infection in BiH, in 1986 until the end of November 2016, a total of 314 cases of HIV infection have been registered in BiH. During the year 2016, there were 24 new cases of HIV infection registered (13 FBiH and 11 RS), out of which 22 cases were male" (34)
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The Committee is, however, concerned that, notwithstanding the provision of free contraceptives, early pregnancy rates and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, among young women remain high" (9). Exact rates are not provided (CCS-CODER COMMENT
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Public health authorities reported in 2014 that there were at least 500,000 persons with HIV or AIDS in the country. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that new HIV diagnoses increased by 104,000 in 2014, 14.8 percent more than in 2013" (page 68).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Registered HIV cases among citizens of Kazakhstan as at 30 June 2017 among the 8,863 women registered with clinics totalled 7,277, and of those people, 4,194 (57.63%) are receiving anti-retroviral therapy. In 2016, 234 women (19.2% of the total number diagnosed) were diagnosed during pregnancy, of whom 2.6 per cent were intravenous drug users and 0.9 per cent were commercial sex workers. A total of 3,314 children were born to HIV-infected mothers, including 124 children with HIV status" (34).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The prevalence of HIV is very low in Tajikistan, estimated at 0.3% in the adult population age 15-49 in 2016 (UNAIDS 2016). . .The incidence of HIV in Tajikistan has been rising; between 2010 and 2016, new HIV infections increased by 23%" (189). "Overall, 10% of women reported having an STI and/or symptoms of an STI in the 12 months preceding the survey (Table 13.9)" (194). I am including this information here because STDs develop from STIs (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Almost 94 percent of women accessing antenatal care were tested for HIV; of that number, 24 percent were HIV-positive. Of the women who tested positive, 91 percent received ARV prophylaxis or Highly Active Anti-Viral Therapy to protect both mother and child" (Pg 24).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"In 2014, the Centre of HIV/AIDS/STI reported that between 1990 and 2014, there were 7,072 HIV infected people, 4,337 AIDS patients and 1,659 deaths caused by AIDS. Of those HIV infected patients, 49.8 per cent are female. 51 per cent of the patients that receive the antiretroviral drugs (ARV) do not continue for treatment. Returned migrant labourers (especially female), service women and migrant male labourers without accompanying family are most at risk. Males tend to receive more information about the risks than females, however, during the past ten years, the knowledge has gradually increased...There are about 5000 women living with HIV in Lao PDR. In 2011 the HIV prevalence was...more
Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The litany of sexually abusive traditions here include sending girls bound for marriage away to camps for 'kusasa fumbi'-which means cleansing...In a country where one in 10 people is infected with HIV, these rites of passage - which rarely involve the use condoms - can sentence girls to a lifetime of trauma, and an early death" (para 17, 19).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-2

"[The Committee] remains concerned, however, at the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS among women and girls between 15 and 24 years of age, and that 50 per cent of new HIV infections occur in women and girls" (page 11).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Results indicate that 2% of women who are sexually active have reported having an STD in the last 12 months. Among those surveyed who did not report an STD, 9% reported having abnormal vaginal discharge and 6% genital ulcers. Overall, 11% of women are considered as either having an STD or symptoms that indicate an STD. We note that this prevalence is based only on self-reported declarations, which should be taken as a relative comparison and not as a precise estimation, since the different symptoms present are not always proof of an STD. We note that it is among single women (21%) and on the island of Mwali (19%) that...more
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-3

"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 (Kaiser Family Foundation 2014). 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)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-3

"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 (IWPR 2004; Table 6.1). The rate for men also declined during this time period" (205)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-3

"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; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2015c). While approximately 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men with chlamydia do not experience symptoms (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention n.d.), the infection can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), a common cause of infertility, miscarriage, and ectopic pregnancy" (206)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-3

"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; Table 6.2)" (205)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“Between 2001 and 2012, the incidence of AIDS among women aged 13 years and older decreased about 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” (xx)
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, CBMC-DATA-1, ABO-DATA-1

". . . early pregnancies, unsafe abortions and HIV/AIDS infections are increasing, in particular among adolescent girls" (page 11).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

" . . . high prevalence of HIV/AIDS among women and girls in the State party" (page 12).
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"[The Committee is concerned about] high rates of HIV, particularly among women and girls" (11)