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
Zambia’s HIV/AIDS prevalence rate drops
Spy Ghana - 3/30/2015 8:27:53 PM
Zambia has recorded a decrease in its HIV/AIDS prevalence ... testing in the country and awareness programs. The survey also revealed that infant mortality declined from 70 to 45 deaths per 1,000 live births while under five mortality rate declined from ...
Countries with the highest HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate
Mongabay - 1/24/2010 11:57:35 PM
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.
My Visit to Swaziland: The Country with the World’s Highest HIV Prevalence Rate
blog.aids.gov - 5/27/2011 12:42:47 AM
After this meeting, I visited the neighboring country of Swaziland, which has the unwelcome distinction of having the highest HIV and TB prevalence rates ... world, and I am proud that the United States is actively engaged in their fight against HIV/AIDS.
Malawi reduces HIV/AIDS prevalence rate to 10 percent
Nyasa Times - 7/13/2013 12:32:12 PM
The survey, conducted by the country’s National AIDS Commission (NAC) and the Department of Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) indicates the prevalence rate ... by World Health Organization (WHO). Malawi Government ...
Tuberculosis showing a resurgence in China
Japan Times - 3/30/2015 3:05:46 PM
In 1993, the World Health Organization (WHO) instituted a cost-effective treatment called DOTS (a directly observed treatment of a short course of drugs) that was very effective in combating TB in low-income countries. Over time, though, patients began ...
Nigeria’s high HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
Punch - 6/16/2014 12:14:55 AM
which had previously recorded a decline in the rate of HIV/AIDS infection. Figures released by the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research during the 2012 World AIDS Day showed that Nigeria was among the 12 countries worldwide that recorded a 20 per cent ...
What it would take to rid the world of smoking forever
Vox - 3/20/2015 12:25:49 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set a target of 2020 of getting the country's smoking rate ... "a world where over the next 25 years the sales of tobacco are phased out (although not prohibited), and in which fewer than 5 percent of adults ...
P8-B loss yearly: 'Tuberculosis a daily massacre' – Recto
Rappler - 3/23/2015 9:51:57 AM
"First, there is the challenge of high TB prevalence rate. 438,000 of our people have it, according to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) data. Globally, we’re 9th in the WHO watch-list of 22 high-burdened countries which constitute 80% of all TB ...
The 10 Poorest Countries in the World
Fox Business - 9/14/2012 6:51:50 PM
Today, more than 46 million people live in poverty in America, more than at any point in the country’s history. This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. However, compared to the poorest countries in the world, the poverty rate in the U.S. is ...
Rwanda's First Lady Warns HIV May Wipe Out Next Generation, Reports KT Press
EIN News Desk World News Report - 3/27/2015 7:09:43 AM
Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame has warned that the next generation risks being wiped out by HIV/AIDS epidemic unless the world sustains ... to reduce HIV prevalence to 3% with 6000 new infections every year since 2010. The country intends to decrease ...
Lusaka ranks highest in HIV prevalence rate
Lusaka Times - 6/26/2013 5:38:42 PM
She bemoaned that only 15 per cent of Zambians access counselling despite the country recording a high HIV prevalence rate. Mrs Chomba stressed that there is need to encourage all sexually active youths and adults to ... same function World Health ...
Plain Packaging Makes Cigarettes Less Sexy
Medscape News - 3/23/2015 8:14:43 PM
"Australia has learned and applied this lesson well and that is why it has one of the lowest smoking prevalence rates in the world." "Until recently ... and create appeal with young people and adults." In countries that fail to introduce similar ...
Burdened by the load of TB and HIV
Deccan Herald - 3/26/2015 11:53:04 PM
and to bring down the mortality rate. Ironically, tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global TB Report 2014, an estimated 1,20,000 HIV-associated TB patients emerge ...
HIV/AIDS sets alarm bells ringing in Chhattisgarh
Times of India - 3/22/2015 12:20:28 AM
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health Among major states, maternal mortality rate ... HIV/AIDS in 2011 (last available date). This was lower than MP's 3,324 while highest was Andhra Pradesh (31,347). However, prevalence of HIV in youth, young pregnant women and ...