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HIV AND AIDS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Publication year: 
2014
Author (s): 
Setayesh. H et al
Publication details: 
Washington DC: Population reference bureau, 2014
Abstract:

Around 270,000 people were living with HIV in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as of the end of 2012, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS(UNAIDS).1 This translates to an overall HIV prevalence of 0.1 percent among adults ages 15 to 49, one of the lowest rates in the world. But other statistics tell a different story. Between 2001 and 2012, the number of new infections in MENA
grew by 52 percent—the most rapid increase in HIV among world regions