Print this page    •   Back to Web version of article

International News
Kazakhstan Registers Some 16,000 HIV Carriers

March 7, 2011

For the five-month period ending Feb. 1, Kazakhstan registered 590 HIV infections, for a cumulative total of 15,908 cases to date, officials said Thursday. Of cases, 44.7 percent are ages 20-29; 33 percent are ages 30-39; and 12 percent are ages 40-49, said Marat Tukeyev, director of the Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS. "Intravenous transmission still poses the highest risk of infection (65.9 percent), while sexual exposure" is second, Tukeyev said. The rate of new infections has slowed by 8 percent per year since 2008, and AIDS-related mortality has dropped 50 percent from four years ago to 2010.

Back to other news for March 2011

Excerpted from:
Xinhua News Agency
03.03.2011




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/art60785.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.