Definition: This entry gives an estimate of the percentage of adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS. The adult prevalence rate is calculated by dividing the estimated number of adults living with HIV/AIDS at yearend by the total adult population at yearend.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate map
HIV prevalence high amongst truck drivers – report
New Vision - 10/19/2014 9:42:30 AM
HIV prevalence rate among long distance truck drivers ... corridors within Uganda and to and from neighbouring countries. The transport sector is a major vector in the spread and transmission of HIV/AIDS because of the constant stream of large numbers ...
Call for cut of HIV/AIDS prevalence in key groups
Daily News - 10/21/2014 9:25:48 AM
Speaking to the ‘Daily News’ in Dar es Salaam as the United Nations celebrates 69 years of its establishment this week, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Programme Specialist HIV/AIDS, Dr Bwijo Bwijo, said HIV prevalence ... country offices in the world ...
Top 10 Countries by HIV AIDS Adult Prevalence Rate
Firstpost - 9/3/2014 11:58:46 PM
procures antiretroviral drugs for treating HIV/AIDS from companies through a tender process and supplies the drugs to healthcare providers across the country.Some drugmakers stopped participating in the government's tender process over the past year ...
‘The More People Talk About HIV, the Less Discrimination We Will See’
The Irrawaddy Publishing Group - 10/15/2014 1:33:19 AM
Burma has one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Asia ... incurable illness. The country’s overloaded and under-resourced health system—Burma spends less per capita on health care than any other nation in the world—offers minimal assistance ...
Grand Challenges Canada announces 11 seed grants to improve mental health in developing countries
News-Medical - 10/10/2014 6:18:25 AM
In total, 10 innovators from low- and middle-income countries ... rates of suicide and attempted suicide, particularly in children, adolescents and young adults. This trend is congruent with other indigenous communities in this and other regions of the ...
Step up the battle against HIV/AIDS, urges first lady
People's Daily Online - 10/21/2014 12:14:37 AM
She was speaking at the 2014 National Conference on HIV/AIDS in Beijing. Peng, the World Health ... found the HIV rate among locals aged 25 to 34 had reached 24.4 percent in two towns of Butuo county, Liangshan. “That’s a super-high prevalence ...
‘HIV cases may increase in 4 to 5 years due to laxity in prevention’
The Hindu - 10/13/2014 12:09:47 AM
Even as the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the country has come down over the last ten ... to 2011 (1.16 lakh), while HIV prevalence among adults reduced from 0.41 per cent in 2001 to 0.27 in 2011.
1 in 20 Afghans Use Drugs Despite Expensive U.S. Efforts to Eradicate Drug Crops
Alter Net - 10/11/2014 8:47:33 AM
It is estimated that the war-torn country of Afghanistan produces 80 percent of the world ... adult women, 7.2 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively; or an overall prevalence of 5.1 percent for any adult. However, women had the triple the usage rate ...
Study models ways to cut Mexico's HIV rates
Eurek Alert - 10/15/2014 3:16:31 PM
For increasing HIV treatment, Monteiro ran the models with two different assumptions: either that the viral suppression rate would be only 60 percent (a real-world level in the ... The Mexican National Center for HIV/AIDS Control and Prevention (CENSIDA ...
It's Not All About The Benjamins: How Tech Innovations Support The Global Fund
Forbes - 10/17/2014 12:15:11 PM
This month leaders from around the world gathered in ... from halving extreme poverty rates to eliminating gender disparity. Though daunting, the goals are progressing – including the sixth MDG, focused on combatting HIV/AIDs, malaria, and other diseases.
Fortified Rice Can Improve Schoolchildren's Health In Cambodia, New Study Shows
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 10/15/2014 9:11:27 AM
PHNOM PENH – A recent study by the United Nations World Food Programme ... deficiencies in many countries. "Because rice is the staple food in Cambodia, fortifying rice is an ideal way to help children and adults get the micronutrients they need ...
NACA to screen 80 million Nigerians for HIV by 2015, laments high rate of mother to child transmission
World Stage - 10/21/2014 4:20:59 PM
WorldStage Newsonline-- The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has discribed the rate of mother to child transmission of HIV in Nigeria as the highest in the world, said it will ... to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. The Director General of ...
The 21 Most Miserable Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 9/2/2014 8:36:32 AM
Significant budget deficits hamper the country's ability to handle urgent economic problems. Another major problem in South Africa is the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. An estimated ... has the second-highest murder rate in the world. Source: CIA Factbook ...
Trachoma in children
Fiji Times - 10/9/2014 6:29:45 PM
A POPULATION-BASED prevalence ... cent of adults over the age of 40 years in the Western Division. He added the survey in the Central and Northern divisions showed a prevalence rate of 11 per cent in children. "WHO is currently assisting the country ...
What is the greatest threat to the world? Depends on where you live
Pew Research Center - 10/16/2014 3:43:58 PM
From the conflict in Ukraine, to horrific bloodshed in Syria and Iraq, the spreading Ebola epidemic in West Africa and continued weakness in the European economy, numerous world ... of these countries have high prevalence rates of HIV/AIDS and have ...