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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

Accountability applies to all of us. It requires business leaders to work for HIV prevention in the workplace and in the wider community, and to care for affected workers and their families. It requires health workers, community leaders and faith-based groups to listen and care, without passing judgment. It requires fathers, husbands, sons and brothers to support and affirm the rights of women. It requires teachers to nurture the dreams and aspirations of girls. It requires men to help ensure that other men assume their responsibility -- and understand that real manhood means protecting others from risk. And it requires every one of us help bring AIDS out of the shadows, and spread the message that silence is death.

Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General
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