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1998 National Health Interview Survey-Public use data release. Report from the NHI 178 kb pdf
AIDS stats map. Breakdown for Ages, orphans, total deaths-graphs and charts 133 kb pdf
AIDS testing blood bank-California. California report form 39 kb pdf
AIDS trends in US. Report from CDC 375 kb pdf
AIDS Trends-graphs 85-99. Graphs and charts provided by CDC 379 kb pdf
AIDS update 2002. As the world enters the third decade of the AIDS epidemic, the evidence of its impact is undeniable. Wherever the epidemic has spread unchecked, it is robbing countries of the resources and capacities on which human security and development depend. In some regions, HIV/AIDS, in combination with other crises, is driving ever-larger parts of nations towards destitution. 2,139 kb pdf
Avert-estimate intervention on HIV A Manual provided by Avert 331 kb pdf
Dead reckoning - the need for data on mortality rates in Africa What do we know about mortality rates in Africa? How has HIV affected death rates? Do we have enough data to answer these questions? Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine investigates mortality rates in Africa. More and better demographic data are essential to help governments develop policy in response to the HIV epidemic.  
Estimate & Projecting national HIV/AIDS Epidemic. The models and methodology of the UNAIDS approach to estimating and projecting national HIV/AIDS epidemics 907 kb pdf
Estimation and projections-AIDS simple model. WHO has developed a smiple model for short-term projections of AIDS, details of which are presented here along with results obtained using the model to estimate and project AIDS cases for the USA, etc. 2,334 kb pdf
Factsheet. UNDP’s role in the fight against HIV/AIDS 27 kb pdf
First nationally representative survey HIV prevalence. According to South Africa’s first ever nationally representative survey of HIV prevalence, 11.4% of the country’s population of two years and older are living with HIV/AIDS. 17 kb pdf
Future-Goal model. Resource allocation for HIV/AIDS programs: using the Goals Model to relate expenditures to Program goals 159 kb pdf

Global AIDS, Myths and Facts

Myth: The best way to control AIDS in the developing world is by putting all available resources into stronger prevention programs. In developing countries, costly treatment for people already infected with HIV should wait until prevention programs have been fully funded and deployed.

 

HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women --- United States and Canada, 1998--2001 Among the three prenatal HIV testing approaches assessed in this report, opt-out voluntary testing and the mandatory testing of newborns appear to be associated with the highest testing rates. On the basis of the chart-review methodology, prenatal testing rates were higher in Tennessee, which uses the opt-out approach, than rates in states using the opt-in approach and similar to rates achieved with mandatory newborn testing in New York during the same time period  
HIV/AIDS stats. Breakdown of epidemic-charts and graphs 86 kb pdf
HIV-AIDS: Global Trend A person between the ages of 15 and 24 around the world is infected with the HIV every 14 seconds. Or, about 4 cases every minute. More than thirteen million children today are orphans because of AIDS.  
National HIV prevalence surverys-1988-1995. Report provided by CDC 749 kb pdf
National HIV prevalence surverys-1996. Report provided by CDC 538 kb pdf
National HIV prevalence surverys-1997. Report provided by CDC 2,406 kb pdf
National HIV prevalence surverys-2000. Report provided by CDC 479 kb pdf

Operational Characteristics of Commercially Available Assays to determine Antibodies to HIV/AIDS

Lab test and interpretation of provided by WHO

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Pdf 17,660 kb

Preventing and Mitigating AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Research and Data Priorities for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Moreover, given the chronic underreporting and under-diagnosis in developing countries, the actual number of AIDS cases may be four times as high. The official statistics also do not reflect the millions of people who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) but have yet to develop symptoms of AIDS  
Researchers fake AIDS study data Three Maryland researchers have admitted fabricating interviews with teenagers for a study on AIDS prevention that received more than $1 million in federal funds.  
Second Generation of HIV Surveillance Power Point Presentation 1,003 kb
STRATEGIES OF CIVIL SOCIETY TO ADDRESS AIDS IN ASIA: EMPHASIS ON THE SEX SECTOR

Asia has about 3.3 billion people representing 60% of the world’s population, with a large population of children and the poor. It also has the world’s two most populous nations and systems of government that range from constitutional monarchies to republics and dictatorship. It is a continent of diverse people speaking hundreds of languages and subscribing to different cultures, beliefs and religions, living in a plethora of political, economic and social situations. The diversity in the continent is also mirrored within the countries. The tremendous diversity in Asia makes generalisation about HIV/AIDS meaningless because it prevents the appreciation of the specificity of the spread of HIV in the local social context, and the cultural sensitivity that make strategies effective in one setting but useless in another. Against the background of such diversity, this paper tries to highlight the key issues and strategies related to the sex sector that were brought up at the International Conference on HIV/AIDS in Asia Pacific held in Kuala Lumpur from 20-27 October 1999.

 

 

The Pulse Opinion Poll

Has the word "AIDS", with the help of communicators, become too associated with stigma and finality? Does the all-encompassing term HIV convey hope and possibility? With fewer people developing the clinical manifestations of AIDS due to the use of ARV drugs, will the word "AIDS" still be adequate for care efforts? Isn't the existence of two words an unnecessary complication? Shouldn't we refocus on preventing the virus transmission?

 

Thailand Monitoring HIV infection and AIDS syndrome in Thailand 111 kb pdf
Trends in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic-1998. Information provided by CDC 327 kb pdf
UNAIDS statistics for AIDS Estimate Basic graphs and tables with data from 2002  
US-HIV/AIDS cases reported through 2000 Complete breakdown of cases with graphs and charts 2,571 kb pdf
US-HIV/AIDS cases reported through June 2000 Data provided by CDC 479 kb pdf
Use of Maternity Register Data in Benin. The guideline emphasize the importance of using this series of indicators as a means of monitoring service availability, utilization of maternal health services, utilization of these services among those in need and quality of obstetric care. 630 kb pdf
World Population data sheet of the Population reference Bureau-2004 For the first time, the United Nations has produced a time series for the country estimates of HIV/AIDS prevalence. 371 kb pdf

Youth & HIV Statistics

According to a recent report issued by the Office of National AIDS Policy: The White House -- Youth and HIV/AIDS 2000: A New American Agenda -- young people continue to remain at significant risk for HIV infection  

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