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Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"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 infection among men increased from 59.8 to 262.6 cases per 100,000 (Figure 6.3)" (206)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2, ISTD-DATA-3

"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" (196)
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned about the persistently high rates . . . HIV/AIDS prevalence among women in prostitution" (page 10).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"HIV infections have been trending upward. Between 1983, when the first case was recorded in Uruguay, and November 2012, there were 11,492 reported infections. Over the last four years, there have on average been 844 cases a year, and in 2011 the virus affected 28.5 of every 100,000 inhabitants. That phenomenon may be explained by slower development of full-blown AIDS thanks to improvements in therapeutic treatment and better observance thereof, and greater availability of testing. It is noteworthy that the infection is also affecting more women. Although currently 65.5 per cent of cases are among men and 34 per cent among women, since the middle of the 1990s the disparity...more
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

". . . high rate of mother-to-child transmission and the high number of new HIV infections among girls and boys, in particular in the context of sexual violence and unprotected teenage sexual relations" (page 12).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"The Committee notes with concern the disproportionately high number of women living with HIV/AIDS in the State party" (13).
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).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

The Malian Demographic and Health Surveys: EDSM-IV 2006 portrays the trajectory of women and men with HIV by gender and age, from 15-19 years the percentage for women was 0.6, 0.7 for men, and 0.6 total, from 20-24 years the percentage for women was 1.3, 0.8 for men, and 1.1 total, from 25-29 years the percentage for women was 2, 0.6 for men, and 1.5 total, from 30-34 years the percentage for women was 2.2, 2.2 for men, and 2.2 total, from 35-39 years the percentage for women was 2.2, 0.6 for men, and 1.5 total, from 40-44 years the percentage for women was 1.9, 1.9 for men, and 1.9...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

“Twenty-five percent of adults age 15-49 in Lesotho are infected with HIV. In both 2004 and 2009, the HIV prevalence rate for adults was slightly less—23%. The difference among the three surveys is not statistically significant, however” (235). “HIV incidence among women and men age 15-49 is 1.9 new infections per 100 person-years (PY) of exposure (confidence interval: 1.2-2.6)” (235). “A comparison of the 2004, 2009, and 2014 LDHS HIV prevalence estimates indicates that HIV prevalence has increased from 23% in 2004 and 2009 to 25% among adults age 15-49. Prevalence among women has increased from 26% in 2004 to 27% in 2009 to 30% in 2014, and prevalence among...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2, ISTD-DATA-3

“In Bangladesh, the first case of HIV was detected in 1989. In 2014, a total of 433 new cases of HIV infection, 251 new AIDS cases, and 91 deaths due to AIDS were reported” (175).
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2, ISTD-DATA-3

“Surveillance results show that HIV prevalence has declined over the years, from 5.8 percent in 2001 to 4.6 percent in 2008 and 4.1 percent in 2010. In 2010, across the country’s states, HIV prevalence ranged from 1.0 percent in Kebbi to 12.6 percent in Benue” (223).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

“From the estimated rate of 4 percent in 1992, HIV prevalence rose rapidly to 22 percent in 2002. The national prevalence showed a small decline to 20 percent in 2004 and remains at this level, according to the 2006 HIV Sentinel Surveillance Report (MoHSS, 2007)” (191).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

“From the estimated rate of 4 percent in 1992, HIV prevalence rose rapidly to 22 percent in 2002. The national prevalence showed a small decline to 20 percent in 2004 and remains at this level, according to the 2006 HIV Sentinel Surveillance Report (MoHSS, 2007)” (191).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

“From the estimated rate of 4 percent in 1992, HIV prevalence rose rapidly to 22 percent in 2002. The national prevalence showed a small decline to 20 percent in 2004 and remains at this level, according to the 2006 HIV Sentinel Surveillance Report (MoHSS, 2007)” (191).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

“Two percent of both women and men reported having had an STI in the 12 months preceding the survey. Six percent of women and 2 percent of men reported recently experiencing an STI or STI symptoms” (243).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

“Looking at the age pattern, Table 14.3 shows that HIV prevalence is 5 percent among the population age 2-4 and declines gradually to 3 percent in the 10-14 age group. The prevalence among women age 15-19 is 10 percent compared with 2 percent among men in the same age. Prevalence rises sharply with age among women age 15 years and older, peaking at 49 percent among those in the 25-29 age group before falling to a level of 7 percent among those age 60 years and older. Among men age 15 years and older, the HIV rate rises more gradually with age to a peak at age 35-39 (45 percent),...more
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"The prevalence of HIV and AIDS among women continues to be of concern because of the potential for transmission to their infants. Such transmissions have declined by 85% within the period under review, however, due to the Government’s Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programme, a total of 95% of pregnant women attending public antenatal clinics are tested. HIV positive mothers receive anti-viral drugs to prevent transmission to their babies." (41)
June 30, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-2, PW-DATA-1

"HIV prevalence is slightly higher among women in a non-polygynous union (3.3 percent) than among women in a polygynous union (1.3 percent) or not currently in union (2.7 percent). Among men, prevalence is also higher among those in a non-polygynous union (2.6 percent). Women are four times as likely as men to have HIV" (248)
April 30, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

“The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Indonesia is spreading rapidly across almost all 33 provinces” (183).
April 27, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

“A comparison of the HIV prevalence estimates from the 2001-02, 2007, and 2013-14 ZDHS surveys indicates that HIV prevalence among adults in Zambia has decreased over time (from 16 percent in 2001-02 to 13 percent in 2013-14)” (233). “A comparison of the 2001-02, 2007, and 2013-14 ZDHS surveys shows that HIV prevalence among adults age 15-49 in Zambia has decreased over time, from 16 percent in 2001-02 and 14 percent in 2007 to 13 percent in 2013-14 (Figure 14.1). HIV prevalence among women declined from 18 percent to 15 percent over the same period, while the prevalence among men decreased from 13 percent to 11 percent” (237).
April 26, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2, ISTD-DATA-3

“HIV is not a major epidemic in Yemen. The prevalence among the adult population is estimated to be very low, at about 0.1 percent (UNICEF, 2014; UNAIDS, 2014; Index Mundi, 2014). However, the actual prevalence may be higher as a result of undetected infections and may be growing due to the recent influx of refugees, immigrants, and Yemenis returning from overseas” (151).
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"Currently, the national prevalence rate for HIV infection is at 10.6 percent, down by 3.4 percentage points from the time of the last Report...the decline of HIV prevalence from 14 percent in 2004 to 10.6 percent in 2010. It was also noted that mother to child transmission had declined from 21.3 percent to 12.8 percent within the same period" (24)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"Currently, the national prevalence rate for HIV infection is at 10.6 percent, down by 3.4 percentage points from the time of the last Report...the decline of HIV prevalence from 14 percent in 2004 to 10.6 percent in 2010. It was also noted that mother to child transmission had declined from 21.3 percent to 12.8 percent within the same period" (24)
Feb. 19, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"In 2004, the prevalence rate for HIV-1 was estimated to be 2.1 percent and 1.0 percent for HIV-2. There has been a downward trend observed in 2007 sentinel survey HIV-1 1.2 and HIV-2 0.9" (41)
Jan. 3, 2016, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"Though HIV infection primarily occurs among men (73.2% in 2009), the proportion of infected women has been increasing. While some of these women were infected through injecting drugs and/or sex work, significant numbers are contracting the disease through sex with infected partners or husbands," (16).
Nov. 29, 2015, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2, MISA-DATA-2, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Afghanistan's female narcotics problem is now filling the country's largest women's prison, Badam Bagh or ‘Almond Orchard’, on the outskirts of Kabul. Of its 164 inmates, 64 are opium and heroin users, double what it was when the clinic started in 2008, said clinic doctor, Hanifa Amiri. ‘There are simply more drugs out there available to women now,’ she said, waving a medical-gloved hand over a prison courtyard, where burqa-clad female relatives were bringing gifts of pomegranates and flat naan bread for the inmates. HIV and AIDS is becoming a more serious issue, largely spurred by injecting drug use, and could reach the general population if not tackled properly. A...more
Nov. 12, 2015, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"The Committee [the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Womenalso notes a growing tendency of feminization of HIV, with a disproportionately high number of young women infected with HIV" (8)
Aug. 28, 2015, 4:29 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"The number of HIV-infected patients newly reported in 2013 was 1,060 men and 46 women and as for AIDS patients reported, 466 men and 18 women. In recent years, around 1,500 new patients are reported every year and a serious situation is continuing" (74)
July 11, 2015, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-2, ISTD-DATA-3

"In the period 1990-2007, 1,640 cases of HIV/AIDS among Omanis were recorded by the Ministry of Health, with women constituting 26 per cent of all cases. In 2007, 101 cases were recorded, an increase of 17.4 per cent over 2006" (30)