Print this page    •   Back to Web version of article

International News
Recorded AIDS Deaths in Iran Top 3,400: Report

November 12, 2009

Quoting health ministry figures, the ILNA News Agency said today that Iran has recorded at least 3,409 deaths from AIDS, and another 2,097 people have been diagnosed with the disease. To date, 20,130 people, of whom 93 percent are men, have been diagnosed with HIV. Blaming a shortage of testing facilities and the fear of stigma, the ministry previously has estimated that the actual number of HIV infections is four times the number of registered cases. Intravenous drug use is the most common route of HIV transmission in Iran, the ministry said.

Back to other news for November 2009

Excerpted from:
Agence France Presse
11.12.2009




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. You can find this article online by typing this address into your Web browser:
http://www.thebody.com/content/art54412.html

General Disclaimer: TheBody.com is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through TheBody.com should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.