AIDS Epidemic Update 2006 by World Health Organization

By World Health Organization

This flagship record provides the thought of perspectives at the nation of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the Joint United international locations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). It contains research of all of the features of the epidemic, from the unfold of HIV, to remedies, to the supply of assets. It additionally presents country-by-country figures on its volume.

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Subsequently, in the capital’s overcrowded jails, HIV prevalence started to rise two years later, from zero in 1999 to 25% in 2002 (MAP, 2005a). Access to prevention and substitution treatment services generally is very limited. If Indonesia is to bring its growing epidemic under control, the legal and institutional environment may need to be adapted in order to facilitate effective prevention strategies. More than half the drug injectors in Jakarta are sexually active and one in five buys sex. Yet, about three quarters of those users do not use condoms during commercial sex (Center for Health Research and Ministry of Health, 2002).

However, the declines in HIV prevalence are not yet evident across the entire country, which still exhibits considerable variance in HIV levels and trends. 4% and 2%, respectively]) to as high as 14% in Chulaimbo, 16% in Busia and 30% in Suba in 2004 (Baltazar, 2005). In the United Republic of Tanzania, about 7% of the mainland adult population is living with HIV, according to a new household survey. In cities and towns, HIV prevalence averaged 11%, twice the levels found in rural areas. HIV infections have increased sharply in older age groups, with prevalence reaching 13% in women aged 30–34 years (Tanzania Commission for AIDS, 2005).

Condom use with casual partners, however, is now more commonplace—especially for men—and has probably helped lower HIV prevalence (Wawer et al, 2005). 2% decline in HIV prevalence in 1994–2003 in Rakai was due to increased mortality. It is unclear whether or to what extent the trends observed in Rakai have played out elsewhere in Uganda. , 2002). However, in Rakai (and in other areas of the country) there are tentative signs of a possible resurgence of HIV incidence among young men and women (aged 15–24 years).

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