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Sydney, Australia: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Sydney's HIV/AIDS epidemic is the largest and most concentrated in Australia. 2009 figures indicate a prevalence of 15,000 for the state of New South Wales. Incidence is declining in MSM and IDUs and increasing in women and a...

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Zambia: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

HIV prevalence in Zambia is 14.3%. Vulnerable populations include female sex workers, MSM, prisoners, and STI and TB patients, though HIV prevalence among vulnerable groups has not been systematically monitored. However, HIV ...

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Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

HIV prevalence in Dar es Salaam, the major economic city and port for Tanzania, is around 9%, compared to a national prevalence that has stabilized at around 6%. Urban HIV prevalence is almost twice as high as rural HIV prese...

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Nigeria: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Twenty-three years after the first case of HIV appeared in Nigeria, HIV still poses health and development challenges to the country. Nigeria is ranked second in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS (after South Africa),...

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The Philippines: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Two HIV/AIDS cases were first recorded in the Philippines in 1984. According to the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health (DOH), the total number of HIV/AIDS cases over 26 years is 4,424; 3,592 are asymptomat...

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India

India: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

India carries the largest HIV burden behind only South Africa and Nigeria; 2.27 million Indians are living with HIV/AIDS. The epidemic appears to be in decline from 0.34% prevalence in 2007 to 0.29% prevalence in 2008. The pr...

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Cameroon

Cameroon: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

In 2008, the HIV/AIDS prevalence in Cameroon was estimated at 5.1%, categorizing it as a generalized epidemic. The prevalence among women was higher (6.8%) than among men (4.1%) with prevalence highest in the age group betwee...

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Santiago de Cali, Colombia: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Around 6,000 total HIV infections have been reported in Santiago de Cali, Colombia's third largest city. HIV prevalence in Cali is 0.07%; the epidemic is generalized with infections reported among pregnant women, sex workers,...

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La Paz, Bolivia: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Bolivia has the lowest HIV incidence rate in South America. Approximately 4,600 Bolivians are currently living with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis; 18% of this population lives in the state of La Paz. However, UNAIDS estimates that ar...

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Belize: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Estimates for the number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Belize range from 2,200 to 5,300. The 365 new HIV cases in 2009 represent a 14.1% decrease compared with 2008 (425 cases). However, the 92 new AIDS cases in 2...