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Latest items for ISTD-DATA-1

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)
June 1, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"While the Committee acknowledges the achievements of the State party in the area of maternal healthcare, it is concerned about the limited knowledge of reproductive health and the low rate of use of contraceptives, the high level of teenage pregnancies especially in less developed and conflict-affected areas, as well as the low accessibility to family planning and the increase in prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection among women" (7).
May 29, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"While the Committee acknowledges the achievements of the State party in the area of maternal healthcare, it is concerned about the limited knowledge of reproductive health and the low rate of use of contraceptives, the high level of teenage pregnancies especially in less developed and conflict-affected areas, as well as the low accessibility to family planning and the increase in prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection among women" (7).
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)