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Azerbaijan Revealed 514 HIV-Infected People Last Year

April 21, 2014

This article was reported by News AZ.

News AZ reported that the AIDS Center of the Ministry of Health has made public HIV statistics for Azerbaijan. The country diagnosed a total of 514 individuals with HIV for 2013, with 494 (96.1%) being Azerbaijani citizens, and 20 (3.9%) being foreigners. Injection drug users made up 203 (39.5%) of the total number, and of those 163 are registered in a clinic. For the years 1987-2013, the country registered 4,298 individuals as HIV-infected patients, with 78 percent being men, 22 percent being women, and 56.9 percent being infected through injection drug use.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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