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Updated July 2009
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Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
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HIV/AIDS in Malaysia
Population, 201329,800,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 201282,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201212,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20120.4
AIDS deaths, 20125,200
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.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 426K]
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, 1 MB]
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.
Guidelines and Best Practices
Management of HIV in Pregnant Women
Ministry of Health Malaysia, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy, February 2008. [PDF, 800K]
Consensus On Antiretroviral Treatment (2nd Edition)
Ministry of Health Malaysia, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy, May 2001. [PDF, 178K]
Policy Reports and Papers
Women and Girls: Confronting HIV/AIDS in Malaysia
UNICEF, Malaysia Ministry of Health, October 2008. [PDF, 2.3MB]
HIV & AIDs and Mobility in South-East Asia: A Rapid Assessment
United Nations Regional Task Force on Mobility and HIV Vulnerability Reduction in South-East Asia and Southern Provinces of China (UNRTF). 2008. [PDF, 2.7MB]
Estimation of Drug Users and Injecting Drugs in Malaysia
WHO Western Pacific Region, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Universiti Utara Malaysia. 2003. [PDF, 374K]
Journal Articles
HIV-related needs for safety among male-to-female transsexuals (mak nyah) in Malaysia
Koon Teh Y. SAHARA J. 2008 Dec;5(4):178-85.
Bridging the Gap Between Adolescent Sexuality and HIV Risk: The Urban Malaysian Perspective
Ng CJ, Kamal SF. Singapore Med J. 2006 Jun;47(6):482-90.
Heroin Dependence and HIV Infection in Malaysia
Chawarski MC, Mazlan M, Schottenfeld RS. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2006 Apr;82 Suppl 1:S39-42.
National Organizations
Department of Public Health, Division of Disease Control
Many resources on HIV/AIDS, including community-education videos HIV in a range of languages.
Malaysia AIDS Council
Includes statistics.
Pelangi Community Foundation
The Pelangi Community Foundation provides shelter and care for homeless people living with HIV.
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
The PT Foundation
A non-profit organization with web resources providing HIV/AIDS and sexuality education, prevention, and care and support information for marginalized communities.