HIV and PMTCT factsheet Nepal : High yield

Epidemiology First reported human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Nepal in 1988 Individuals infected with HIV-16,262 ((NCASC; August 2010 data). The most recent population based estimates (NCASC, 2009) – 63,528 adults and children Estimated prevalence of 0.39% in the adult population. During 2009, an estimated 4,701 adults and children died from Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS) related causes. Almost 29% of all people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Nepal are women. Among women, 90% of reported cases are of childbearing age (15-49 years age group). Most At-Risk Populations Nepal is described as having a “concentrated” HIV epidemic, where the estimated prevalence of HIV infection … Continue reading HIV and PMTCT factsheet Nepal : High yield