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Title: HIV/AIDS surveillance in Egypt: current status and future challenges
Authors: Boutros, S.
Skordis, J.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: By international standards, HIV/AIDS prevalence is low in Egypt [< 0.1%]. However, questions about the accuracy of this figure are coupled with fears of an imminent increase in prevalence, with evidence suggesting that, despite Egypt's conservative culture, high-risk behaviour is more widespread than commonly reported and the country's changing socioeconomic context is perpetuating this trend. Through an analysis of the current HIV/AIDS surveillance system in Egypt, this paper explores some of the unique challenges this country faces in dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It concludes that constraints, such as Egypt's cultural norms and laws, the population's lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the bureaucratic health system, hinder the development and implementation of effective surveillance systems
Description: 251-258
Keywords: HIV Seroprevalence
Prevalence
Blood Banks
Risk Assessment
Subject: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117853
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/03/16_3_2010_0251_0258.pdf
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