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Azin S. An overview on the 2008 UNAIDS Report on the 2008 UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic. irje 2010; 6 (2) :56-59
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Rapid changes in epidemiologic features of infectious diseases have made it an inevitable need for health professionals to have access to the information about the latest situation of these illnesses. The WHO reports based on data from around the world can provide valuable intensive information. Based on the 2008 report on AIDS the global percentage of adults living with HIV since the year 2000 has been stabilized the rate of new cases is increasing in many countries, but in a global view, this desired trend is overshadowed by the surging trend in other countries. In the recent decade, the annual mortality of AIDS has been diminished. In 2007, 68% of the patients still live in Sub-Saharan African countries and 75% of mortalities have been attributed to this region. This report, besides referring to significant achievements in controlling AIDS, still declares some worries in some aspects. There are some documents showing that more attention must be paid to some issues in our country: First, an “All aspects” approach for prevention of new cases and second, acceptance of the “harm reduction” concept in relation to sexual high risk behaviors likewise accepted in drug abuse, and therefore revising methods and coverage of sexual training.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/12/19 | Accepted: 2010/01/23 | Published: 2013/09/1

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