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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)
June 30, 2015, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"HIV prevalence in Namibia is measured through data collected from pregnant women. In 2008, HIV prevalence was 17.8%, a decrease from 22% in 2002. The highest prevalence rate is reported amongst people aged 30-34 years. Although the prevalence of infection appears to be increasing in adult age groups, the prevalence of HIV infection in those aged 15-19 and 20-24 years has decreased from 11% to 5.1% and 22% to 13.9% respectively between 2002 and 2008. The prevalence rate for urban and rural residents is similar" (43)
May 16, 2015, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"According to the reports of the Ministry of Health, AIDS is not a health problem in the UAE. Since early 1980's, the Government continued to take drastic actions to prevent the entry and spread of this disease through implementation of programs to fight AIDS. The Ministry of Health is taking a series of preventive measures, including precautionary measures to ensure that this disease does not enter the country from abroad, relying on local blood donors and using the latest technologies for blood and human tissues and organs. Attention is being focused on developing specialized tests for the most vulnerable groups to this disease, which include testing couples about to get ...more
Oct. 16, 2014, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"...With regard to the transmission group, the majority of Morbus HIV cases were registered among intravenous drug users, while the third transmission group is the transmission from mother to child, which is extremely rare (31 cases or 1.7% of the total number of HIV registered). The number of the newly diagnosed persons infected with HIV is increasing. Over 85% of all newly discovered HIV infected persons during 2012 became infected through unprotected sexual intercourse (83 MSM and 25 heterosexual out of which 8 women). Almost 85% aged 20-49 (102 persons, out of which 10 women), which is a trend that is constant for the last ten years" (31)more
June 17, 2014, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

“Since October 1987 when the first cases of AIDS were registered, the number of HIV/AIDS cases increased to reach 5,508 at December 2012, of whom 21 percent were women. During 2012, 320 newly detected cases of HIV/AIDS were registered. The proportion of women among the new cases stood at 32.8 percent compared to 16 percent in 2006. In 2011, 60 percent of the newly detected cases of HIV/AIDS for women were due to hetero sexual modes of transmission, while injecting drug (83 percent) was the most common modes of transmission for men. Among the newly detected cases in 2012, 66 percent were in the age group 20-39 years. However, women ...more
April 11, 2014, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"Among those surveyed, the self-reported HIV prevalence rate was four times higher than that in the US general population, with rates for those who had engaged in sex work higher than 15 percent." (8). "A recent study in New York City among people who exchange sex for money or other goods (a category broader than those who self-identify as sex workers21) found that 14 percent of the men and 10 percent of the women were HIV-positive. This is dramatically higher than the 1.4 percent HIV prevalence in New York City generally and the 0.6 percent prevalence in the United States overall" (13)
Feb. 10, 2014, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

Timor-Leste was free of HIV during most of the time when the developed countries were compiling measures to fight the epidemic. However, as contact with the outside world increases, cases of HIV have been on the rise, although no information to date is available on the prevalence for the country as a whole. According to the Ministry of Health the first reported case of HIV in Timor-Leste was in 2003. Between then and December 2009, there have been 151 cases of HIV reported in the country (DRTL, 2010). Forty-eight percent of HIV-positive cases in the past 12 months were reported among men and 52 percent among women (DRTL, 2010). In ...more
Sept. 16, 2013, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"The report points to a limited progress and says that some groups are vulnerable, and infections in injecting drug users have doubled from 10.8 percent in 2005-06 to 20.8 percent in 2008-09" (para 15)
April 2, 2013, 8:11 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"many of the male abductors are older men, widowed by HIV. They then look for a younger "virgin bride" and invariably end up infecting them too" (Para 11).