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Title: Burden of HIV/AIDS infection before and during the civil war in Somalia
Authors: Ahmed, B.H.
Giovagnoli, M.R.
Mahad, H.
Tarsitani, G.G.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: Somalia has suffered a massive internal population displacement and exodus that began in 1988 and is still ongoing during the prolonged and intermittent civil war. This review looks at the burden of HIV infection in Somali and the impact of civil war on its epidemiology. Serosurveys have indicated that HIV was not present in Somalia before the civil war and to date Somalia has had an HIV prevalence markedly below that of its neighbours. However, due to the ongoing war HIV sentinel surveillance cannot reach most of the affected areas in Somalia and the current HIV infection problem may be greater than the figures indicate
Description: 907-909
Keywords: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Subject: HIV Infections
ISSN: 1020-3397
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