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Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Oman Print E-mail

Distribution of HIV/AIDS in Oman

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Distribution of HIV/AIDS reported cases by gender (1984-2008)

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Distribution of HIV/AIDS reported cases by age (1984-2008)

 

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Figure 3 shows that the main age group affected by HIV/AIDS is the 20-49 year age- group. This is true of both sexes. There has been a significant drop in paediatric cases in recent years.

 

Modes of Transmission among People Living with HIV/AIDS 

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The 1980’s have seen the major mode of transmission through contaminated blood and blood products. However, these cases declined significantly after the introduction of mandatory screening in blood banks. In the early 1990’s, the identified HIV transmission route was mainly sexual, both hetero and homosexual. This trend is demonstrated in Table 4 above.

 

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...And thus it begins to develop according to the African scenario, where the majority of the HIV patients contracted it heterosexually. ... This will be very grave for the country's demographics, because 80 percent of the infected people are between 15 and 30. They will die, and they will not produce children.

Vadim Pokrovsky, Director of Russia's Federal AIDS Center
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