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Updated July 2009
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HIV/AIDS in Benin
Population, 20139,600,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 201272,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201237,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 20129,100
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20121.1
AIDS deaths, 20123,100
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
USAID HIV/AIDS Health Profile
USAID activities in Benin include campaigns promoting delay of sexual debut among adolescents, sexual abstinence, and fidelity, and programs to increase condom use through social marketing. USAID also supports efforts to improve epidemiological surveillance; reinforce prevention and case management of sexually transmitted infections through training and supervision; and implement targeted educational programs for at-risk groups. [PDF, 101K]
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, 700K]
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, 225K]
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS in 2006 from MEASURE Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). Macro International, Inc. 2007. [PDF, 371K]. Also available in French.
IRIN Country Profile
Contact information for national HIV/AIDS organizations, selected indicators, antiretroviral treatment statistics, and an epidemiological fact sheet from the United Nation's Integrated Regional Information Networks.
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.
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.
Surveys and Assessments
Benin Demographic and Health Survey 2006
Institut National de la Statistique et de l'Analyse Économique (INSAE) Avec la collaboration du Programme National de Lutte contre le Sida (PNLS) Cotonou, Benin, Macro International Inc., November 2007. [PDF, 4.1MB] In French.
Policy Reports and Papers
Nutrition Care and Support of People Living with HIV in Countries in Francophone Africa: Progress, Experience, and Lessons Learned
Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA-2), UNICEF, USAID, March 2009. [PDF, 674K] In French.
West Africa HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Response Synthesis: Implications for Prevention
Global HIV/AIDS Program, World Bank, 2008. [PDF, 2.52MB]
Multi-Sectoral HIV/AIDS Project Report
Sustainable Development Department, World Bank, March 2007. [PDF, 4.48MB]
Case study of the West Africa HIV/AIDS project for the Abidjan-Lagos transport corridor
Deepa Chakrapani and Catherine Gwin, World Bank Independent Evaluation Group, 2006. [PDF, 490K]
Assessment of HIV Testing Policy and Practices in Benin
Souleymane Martial L. Barry. The Synergy Project, August 2005. [PDF, 413K]
The Economic Impact of AIDS in Benin
Lori Bollinger, John Stover, and Louis-Jacques Martin-Correa The Futures Group International in collaboration with: Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), September 1999. [PDF, 200K]
Journal Articles
Costing universal access of highly active antiretroviral therapy in Benin.
Hounton SH, Akonde A, Zannou DM, et al. AIDS Care. 2008 May;20(5):582-7.
National Organizations
Government of Benin
Ministère de la Santé - République du Bénin
Benin Ministry of Health
International Organizations
Ensemble pour une Solidarité Thérapeutique Hospitalière En Réseau (ESTHER)
Network facilitates the exchange of expertise and experience in treating HIV/AIDS by promoting partnerships between French hospitals and healthcare facilities in developing countries.
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria
An award-winning media-based HIV/AIDS advocacy NGO for countries in West Africa. Site features AIDS bulletin, epidemiological analysis, numerous related reports, and an online discussion forum.