Navigation Links
HIV Prevalence In Ethiopian Women Greater Than National Average

Ethiopian Health Minister Dr Kebede Worku has said that there has been a significant jump in HIV/AIDS infection among women in the country. The prevalence rate is 5 percent//.

'Women are vulnerable to the HIV/Aids pandemic due to their low socio-economic status in Ethiopia, on top of their biological factors,' he said. 'The national surveillance report estimates the HIV prevalence among women in the country to be 5 percent.' He was speaking at the annual conference of the Ethiopian Medical Association.

A senior AIDS official said that the rate of infections in women was higher than the national average of 4.4 percent. 'The 5% HIV/Aids prevalence among women is bad news, since it shows that there is still a lot that needs to be done in preventing the spread of the disease among women,' he said. 'This is a wake-up call to the government and others working to curtail the spread of HIV/Aids.'

The minister said that a free anti-retroviral treatment (ART) program had been launched in January 2005 and around 35,000 people had benefited from it so far.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. High Prevalence of AIDS among Indian Truck drivers
2. Survey Reveals Alarming Prevalence Rates of Diabetes among US Adolescents
3. Prevalence Of AIDS Goes Down In Illinois
4. HIV Prevalence in South Africa May be on Decline
5. Prevalence of Self-reported Snoring, Sleep-disordered Breathing in Military
6. Prevalence of Celiac disease in children with type 1 diabetes
7. Prevalence of AIDS Cases in UAE is Low
8. Thailand Approves Strategic Plan To Reduce HIV Prevalence Among Youth
9. Scientists Find Clue for the Prevalence of Bladder Cancer More in Men
10. Ethiopian Children Face Threat From Malnutrition
11. Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/17/2017)... York (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... – SightMD – will lecture to primary eye care practitioners on the latest ... at the upcoming 13th Semi-Annual Continuing Education Symposium, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... financial planning assistance to families and business professionals throughout central Colorado, is joining ... homeless families. , The Aurora Warms The Night organization is committed to breaking ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... and breast cancer survivor Sandra Lee as keynote speaker for the 34th Annual ... Florida. , In making the announcement, PER® president, Phil Talamo, said, “We are ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Today, FloSports , a ... announced a new agreement as part of a long-term extension of their media partnership. ... the airing of some of the sport’s premier events exclusively on FloWrestling.com as well ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... ... California Southern University has named Dr. Steven Beazley University President. ... a core faculty member, teaching master’s and doctoral courses in the university’s School of ... where he earned his Doctor of Psychology degree in 1998. Dr. Beazley also has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... to their offering. ... The global fluoropolymer market in the healthcare industry to grow ... Global Fluoropolymer Market in the Healthcare Industry 2016-2020, has been ... experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , Jan. 17, 2017 Following an ... today praised the Food and Drug Administration,s (FDA,s) ... Human Drug Products by Pharmacies and Outsourcing Facilities." ... proposed limitation on pre-packaging -- which would have ... costs to long term care (LTC) pharmacies.  ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ReportsnReports.com adds "Anaphylaxis - Pipeline Review, H2 2016" ... Anaphylaxis,s therapeutic pipeline with comprehensive information on the therapeutic development ... assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of ... featured news and press releases. ... Complete report on H2 2016 pipeline ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: