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Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa : time for strategic action

Author: Laith J Abu-Raddad; World Bank.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2010.
Series: World Bank e-Library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite global progress in understanding the epidemiology of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), knowledge about the epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remains limited and subject to much controversy. In the more than 25 years since the discovery of HIV, no scientific study has provided a comprehensive, data-driven synthesis of the spread of HIV/AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) in the  Read more...
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Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2010
(DLC) 2009041797
(OCoLC)455157059
Material Type: Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laith J Abu-Raddad; World Bank.
ISBN: 9780821381373 0821381377 9780821381380 0821381385
OCLC Number: 646067861
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 282 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa : why and how? --
Injecting drug users and HIV --
Men who have sex with men and HIV --
Commercial sex and HIV --
Potential bridging populations and HIV --
General population and HIV --
Further evidence related to HIV epidemiology in MENA --
Condom knowledge and use and HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes --
HIV/AIDS and vulnerability settings --
Proxy biological markers of sexual risk behavior --
Analytical insights into HIV transmission dynamics and epidemic potential in MENA --
Snapshot on response to HIV epidemic in MENA : linking evidence with policy and programmatic action to avert the epidemic --
Summary of recommendations.
Series Title: World Bank e-Library.
Responsibility: Laith J. Abu-Raddad [and others].

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HIV transmission in MENA is rather limited though it is present in all MENA countries. Rapidly growing epidemics have been observed in recent years among some of the priority populations. Levels of  Read more...

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