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Latest items for ISTD-DATA-1

June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-3

In Table 18, titled "Results from Advisory and Diagnostic Points conducting anonymous and free-of-charge HIV tests combined with pre-test and post-test counselling", we see that in 2007, the number of HIV-negative women: 8,093, HIV-positive women: 44; number of HIV-negative men: 10,463, HIV-positive men: 172. In 2008, the number of HIV-negative women: 8,545, HIV-positive women: 47; number of HIV-negative men: 11,647, HIV-positive men: 199. In 2009, the number of HIV-negative women: 11,675, HIV-positive women: 52; number of HIV-negative men: 13,516, HIV-positive men: 269. In 2010, the number of HIV-negative women: 11,527, HIV-positive women: 42; number of HIV-negative men: 13,590, HIV-positive men: 243 (69).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The population of pregnant women with HIV is characterized by an average age above 30 years, a good clinical and immunological condition, an increasing proportion of women of non-Italian nationality (40–45%, in recent years), especially from Africa, a high percentage of unplanned pregnancies (at least 50%, in addition to a relatively large proportion of cases in which the diagnosis of HIV infection occurs during pregnancy (23%)" (96).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, DSFMF-DATA-1

"Since 2003, the rate of voluntary HIV testing among pregnant women has been consistently above 95 per cent. Coverage of preventive antiretroviral treatment for women whose pregnancy was diagnosed HIV infection increased from 9 per cent in 1999 to 95.0 per cent in 2011. This activity resulted in significant, more than seven fold, reduction in the rate of HIV transmission from mother to child, from 27.8 per cent in 2001 to 3.73 per cent in 2011. However, the incidence of HIV transmission from mother to child, among active IDU mothers is three times higher than the overall rate of transmission of HIV from mother to child in 2011 - 11.7...more
Feb. 26, 2021, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania

“In Tanzania, growing numbers of young girls in early adolescence (12–13 years old) migrate to the cities. They move seeking education or work, but also in many cases to escape abusive family relations and forced marriage. This is a group particularly at risk: research in Tanzania shows that for one-fifth of them, the first sexual encounter is forced, and ‘sexual abuse is so prevalent that it is hardly even noticed or is treated as 'normal'. The corollary to this is the high incidence of HIV/AIDS. In Tanzania, infection rates are 12 and 9.6 per cent for females and males in urban areas, against 5.8 and 6.7 per cent in rural...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“The overall prevalence of AIDs in Angola is estimated at 2.38 per cent among the population aged 15–49 years. Based on sentinel surveillance among pregnant women, which has been carried out regularly since 2004 in Angola, supplemented with non-extrapolatable information, the estimated prevalence is 7.2 per cent and 8.2 per cent among sex workers and homosexual men, respectively” (pp. 41). “Among pregnant women, sentinel surveillance puts overall seroprevalence [of HIV/AIDS] at 3 per cent, with a lower rate of 2 per cent among young pregnant women aged 14 to 24 years” (pp. 41).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: India

"Among families with one to four children, more boys are born than girls. The unnatural advantage for boy babies is particularly sharp among families with two children -- half of such families have one boy and one girl, a third have two boys and just one-sixth have two girls. Even given the slight birth advantage that boys enjoy (in nature, there is a slightly higher likelihood of males being born than females), such sharply skewed sex ratios are a clear indication of unnatural processes, most likely pre-natal sex selection. Among families with more than four children, a sudden reversal begins to take place, as girls become more common than boys....more
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"While almost half of all the HIV- infected males are intravenous drug users, the main transmission mode for women is heterosexual contact (97%)" (38).
Sept. 23, 2020, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"HIV rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) have increased five-fold since since 2007 from 5 to 25 percent" (para 19).
Aug. 11, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“Three little girls crowd around a dust-bin in rural Central India. Anyone can tell you from just a glance at them that they are excited at something. In their minds, as it appears, they have found a doll. It doesn’t matter that their much coveted doll is sitting nestled in a pile of rotting garbage: what counts is that the doll is amazingly life-like. Its skin is just like ours, they think to themselves as they see the gray-pink skin on the doll. It’s got hair and nails too! They admire the lifelike wispy hair and half-moon nails. They take turns carrying it, playing mother couldn’t have been more fun....more
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Overall, 15% of women and 2% of men who had ever had sexual intercourse reported that they had experienced symptoms of an STI in the 12 months preceding the survey. Among them, 52% of women and 35% of men sought no advice or treatment" (270).
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Overall, 5% of women and 8% of men age 15-49 reported having had an STI or symptoms of an STI in the 12 months prior to the survey. Sixty-two percent of women and 73% of men who had an STI or STI symptoms sought advice or treatment from a clinic, hospital, private doctor, or other health professional. However, 37% of women and 26% of men with an STI or symptoms did not seek any advice or treatment at all" (231).
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The most recent estimate suggests that the national HIV prevalence is 0.9% among adults age 15-49 (UNAIDS 2017)" (225). "Overall, 11% of women and 9% of men who had ever had sexual intercourse reported having an STI or STI symptoms in the 12 months preceding the survey (Table 13.11)" (231).
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India

"Overall, 11 percent of women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and 8 percent of men age 15-49 who have ever had sex reported having an STI and/or symptoms of an STI in the past 12 months" (420). "0.24 percent of women and men age 15-49 in India are HIV positive; 0.38 percent in urban areas and 0.17 percent in rural areas. HIV prevalence is slightly higher among men (0.25%) than among women (0.23%) and is about twice as high in urban areas as in rural areas for both women and men" (475). "Among women, HIV prevalence increases with age from 0.06 percent among women age 15-19 to 0.40...more
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Overall, 14% of women and 8% of men who have ever had sexual intercourse reported having an STI and/or STI symptoms in the 12 months preceding the survey. Among them, 44% of women and 54% of men sought no advice or treatment" (349).
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, IMSTD-DATA-1

"Among ever-married men who have heard of STIs, 11% report having had an STI in the past 12 months" (pg 222).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Sexually transmitted infections are associated with HIV, and people with an STI are more likely to contract HIV than those without an STI. Overall, 35% of women and 11% of men who had ever had sexual intercourse reported that they had experienced an STI and/or STI symptoms in the 12 months preceding the survey. Among them, 55% of women and 44% of men sought no advice or treatment" (249).
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Table 12.8 shows that 14% of women and 2% of men reported having an STI or symptoms of an STI in the last 12 months" (203-204). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Unmarried women (20%) are more likely than women in other marital status categories to have an STI or symptoms. 2) Women age 15-19 and married men age 20-24 (21% and 4%, respectively) are most likely to report having an STI or symptoms" (204).
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The country continued to have a concentrated HIV epidemic with an estimated prevalence among the general population at less than 0.1 percent. Estimates indicated that 93 percent of those living with HIV were in two provinces: Punjab (50 percent) and Sindh (43 percent). The epidemic was concentrated among key populations, primarily injecting drug users" (46).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Among women, the percentage [that reported having an STI] is highest at age 15-19 (37%), after which it decreases steadily with increasing age. Women in Central region have the highest levels of STIs and symptoms of STIs (24%)" (183). "Among men, the percentages reporting having had either an STI or symptoms of an STI in the 12 months before the survey were relatively low for all categories of background characteristics" (183).
March 18, 2020, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

“Kosovo is grouped among low HIV/AIDS prevalence countries, with the prevalence of < 1% among general population, and < 5% in key population at risk. Total number of registered HIV infections in Kosovo from the first registered case in 1986 up to 2014 is 97, of whom 67 (69%) are male and 30 (31%) are female.”
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"According to a DAP study, covering triennium, 2005-2008, 5.56 per cent of women were affected by HIV versus 7.79 per cent of men." (para 146). "The percentage of women infected increased in early 2000 but has decreased in recent years: the M/F ratio went from 3.5 (653 M/187 F) in 1985 to 2 in 2001 (945 M/481 F); this tendency later changed, and the M/F ratio increased again to 3.8 in 2012 (3,041 M/810 F)." (para 148).
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"In the SADHS 2016, respondents who had ever had sex were asked whether they had had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or symptoms of an STI in the 12 months before the survey. Women were more likely than men to report having had an STI or having experienced STI symptoms. Among women age 15-49, 5% reported that they had an STI in the 12 months before the survey; 9% had a bad- smelling, abnormal discharge, and 4% had a genital sore or ulcer. Four percent of men reported that they had an STI; 4% reported a bad-smelling, abnormal discharge; and 2% reported a genital sore or ulcer. Overall, 12% of...more
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"12% of men and 9% of women reported an STI or symptom of an STI" (pg 229).
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

"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

"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).