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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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AIDS Quotes

No war on the face of the Earth is more destructive than the AIDS pandemic. I was a soldier. But I know of no enemy in war more insidious or vicious than AIDS. Will history record a fateful moment in our time, on our watch, when action came too late?

Colin Powell, Former US Secretary of State
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