Epidemiology of HIV infection in the Middle East and North Africa.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

AIDS (London, England), Volume 24 Suppl 2, p.S5-23 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Africa, Northern, Center-Authored Paper, Disease Outbreaks, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Middle East, Population Surveillance, Risk Factors, sexually transmitted diseases, Socioeconomic Factors, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Abstract:

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continues to be perceived as a region with very limited HIV epidemiological data, raising many controversies about the status of the epidemic in this part of the world. The objective of this review and synthesis was to address the dearth of strategic interpretable data on HIV in MENA by delineating a data-driven overview of HIV epidemiology in this region.