HIV

Kuala Lumpur, 09/08/2011. Resident Rumah Sinar Salam, Zuraidah Muharam, 39 HIV patient since 2006 talks to MalayMail reporter during on ways how to prevent drug.HIV and AIDS statistics from Malaysia show that an estimated 0.5 percent of the population are living with HIV.Although most people infected with HIV in the country are male, there has been a steep increase in the number of new cases among women. During the late 1990s women made up around 5 percent of new infections, compared to around 20 percent in 2006.Malaysia's epidemic is largely driven by injecting drug use, but heterosexual transmission is accounting for an increasing number of new infections. Recent trends have demonstrated a promising decrease in annual HIV infections, from 7,000 in 2002 to 5,830 in 2006.In 2006 the government launched a five-year strategic plan to tackle HIV, which includes drug substitution therapy and needle exchange programmes for drug users. In 2009, 5,800 people died from AIDS in Malaysia.Pics Shahir Omar
Kuala Lumpur, 09/08/2011. Resident Rumah Sinar Salam, Zuraidah Muharam, 39 HIV patient since 2006 talks to MalayMail reporter during on ways how to prevent drug.HIV and AIDS statistics from Malaysia show that an estimated 0.5 percent of the population are living with HIV.Although most people infected with HIV in the country are male, there has been a steep increase in the number of new cases among women. During the late 1990s women made up around 5 percent of new infections, compared to around 20 percent in 2006.Malaysia's epidemic is largely driven by injecting drug use, but heterosexual transmission is accounting for an increasing number of new infections. Recent trends have demonstrated a promising decrease in annual HIV infections, from 7,000 in 2002 to 5,830 in 2006.In 2006 the government launched a five-year strategic plan to tackle HIV, which includes drug substitution therapy and needle exchange programmes for drug users. In 2009, 5,800 people died from AIDS in Malaysia.Pics Shahir Omar
Kuala Lumpur, 09/08/2011. Resident Rumah Sinar Salam, Zuraidah Muharam, 39 HIV patient since 2006 talks to MalayMail reporter during on ways how to prevent drug.HIV and AIDS statistics from Malaysia show that an estimated 0.5 percent of the population are living with HIV.Although most people infected with HIV in the country are male, there has been a steep increase in the number of new cases among women. During the late 1990s women made up around 5 percent of new infections, compared to around 20 percent in 2006.Malaysia's epidemic is largely driven by injecting drug use, but heterosexual transmission is accounting for an increasing number of new infections. Recent trends have demonstrated a promising decrease in annual HIV infections, from 7,000 in 2002 to 5,830 in 2006.In 2006 the government launched a five-year strategic plan to tackle HIV, which includes drug substitution therapy and needle exchange programmes for drug users. In 2009, 5,800 people died from AIDS in Malaysia.Pics Shahir Omar

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