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Updated August 2009
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HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan
Population, 201330,600,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 20124,300
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 20121,400
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 2012<0.1
AIDS deaths, 2012<500
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 255K]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
World Bank Country Brief
An overview of HIV in specific countries, including common risk factors, key challenges to HIV prevention and both national and World Bank response. August 2008. [PDF, 133K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
IRIN Country Profile
A summary of recent history and humanitarian efforts, selected indicators, and links from the United Nation's Integrated Regional Information Networks.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Policy Reports and Papers
Mapping and Situation Assessment of Key Populations at High Risk of HIV in Three Cities in Afghanistan
Robert Chase, John Foran, Abdul Rasheed, John D. O’Neil , Stephen Moses, and James F. Blanchard, World Bank, Ministry of Public Health, University of Manitoba. April 2008. [DOC, 2.1MB]
AIDS In South Asia: Understanding and Responding to a Heterogeneous Epidemic
Moses S, Blanchard JF, Kang H, et al, World Bank, August 2006. [PDF, 1.4MB]
Journal Articles
Responding to HIV in Afghanistan
Saif-ur-Rehman, Rasoul MZ, Wodak A, Claeson M, Friedman J, Sayed GD. Lancet. 2007 Dec 22;370(9605):2167-9.
HIV, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B infections and associated risk behavior in injection drug users, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Todd CS, Abed AM, Strathdee SA, Scott PT, Botros BA, Safi N, Earhart KC. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Sep;13(9):1327-31.
Drug Use and Harm Reduction in Afghanistan
Todd CS, Safi N, Strathdee SA. Harm Reduct J. 2005 Sep 7;2:13.
National Organizations
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Health