Monday, August 27, 2007

HIV Prevalence Lower Than Feared...Maybe

According to the new report, "Of the 1.5 percent national prevalence rate, there is high percentage among females, which stands at 1.8 percent, while males accounts for 1.2 percent. There is a higher prevalence rate in urban areas, especially Monrovia, [the capital] than the rural zones."
Less than 2% prevalence is low compared to neighboring countries. But there's considerable doubt about the results.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a crude survey of HIV prevalence conducted in Grand Gedeh county -- it looked at prevalence among pregnant women at clinics, hoping that this would be a proxy for the sexually active adult population. It found a HIV prevalence of about 9%.

6:08 PM  

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