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Updated July 2009
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HIV/AIDS in Iran
Population, 201376,500,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 201271,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201219,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20120.2
AIDS deaths, 20124,600
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
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
HIV/AIDS Prevention among Injecting Drug Users: Learning from Harm Reduction in Iran
Kelechi Ohiri, Mariam Claeson, Emran Razzaghi, Bijan Nassirimanesh, Parviz Afshar, Robert Power. Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies, Persepolis NGO, Iran Prison Organization, and the World Bank. 2006. [PDF, 42K]
Journal Articles
Social stigma, homosexuality and transsexuality in Iran
Khoshnood K,Hashemian F, Moshtagh N, Eftekahri M, and Setayesh S. Abstracts of the 9th Congress of the European Federation of Sexology 2008 April;17(S1)S69
Profiles of risk: a qualitative study of injecting drug users in Tehran, Iran
Razzaghi EM, Movaghar AR, Green TG, and Khoshnood K. Harm Reduct J. 2006 March; 3:12.
Knowledge, Attitudes and Sources of Information Regarding HIV/AIDS in Iranian Adolescents
Yazdi CA, Aschbacher K, Arvantaj A, Naser HM, Abdollahi E, Asadi A, Mousavi M, Narmani MR, Kianpishe M, Nicfallah F, Moghadam AK. AIDS Care. 2006 Nov;18(8):1004-10.
HIV/AIDS Harm Reduction in Iran
Razzaghi E, Nassirimanesh B, Afshar P, Ohiri K, Claeson M, Power R. Lancet 2006 Aug 5; 368:434-435. (Full access to article with free registration at The Lancet.)
National Organizations
Ministry of Health, Iran
Website in Farsi.
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
Persian Online AIDS Information Resource
HIV information in Farsi.
Iran AIDS Information
HIV information in Farsi.
HIV information in Farsi.