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AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 297–302 | Cite as

HIV/AIDS Epidemic Features and Trends in Iran, 1986–2006

  • H. FallahzadehEmail author
  • M. Morowatisharifabad
  • M. H. Ehrampoosh
Original Paper

Abstract

This study describes the reported HIV/AIDS data for all verified cases in Iran between 1986 and 2006. The cumulative number of the reported cases of HIV/AIDS among Iranians, up to the end of September 2006 was 13,702. Over the 20-year surveillance period, the rate of HIV/AIDS infections diagnosed annually among Iranian citizens gradually increased and, over the period 1997–2004, it reached from 1.38 to 4.6 cases per 100,000 populations per year. Our findings highlight the need for intensified HIV prevention efforts with men who use drugs via injection and strengthened efforts to encourage the individual at risk to get tested for HIV.

Keywords

HIV AIDS Surveillance Iran 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Fallahzadeh
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Morowatisharifabad
    • 2
  • M. H. Ehrampoosh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of HealthYazd Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical SciencesYazdIran
  2. 2.Department of Disease Control, School of HealthYazd Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical SciencesYazdIran
  3. 3.Department of Environmental Health, School of HealthYazd Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical SciencesYazdIran

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