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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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It's time to make the connection between debt relief and epidemic relief. If the international community relieves some of their external debt, these countries can reinvest the savings in poverty alleviation and AIDS prevention and care. If not, poverty will just continue to fan the flames of the epidemic.

Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS
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