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Updated July 2009
HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
Health and Development Profiles
Surveys and Assessments
Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
National Organizations
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HIV/AIDS in Cameroon
Population, 201321,500,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012600,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2012310,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 201259,000
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20124.5
AIDS deaths, 201235,000
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, 900K]
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, 1.1MB]
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.
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.
WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Scale-Up Summary Country Profile
A summary of current antiretroviral therapy coverage and resource requirements for scaling up treatment in countries receiving support under the WHO's "3 by 5" treatment initiative. 2005. [PDF, 492K]
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
Cameroon Demographic and Health Survey 2009
National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Public Health, Measure DHS, ongoing.
Concurrent Sexual Partnerships and HIV Infection: Evidence from National Population-Based Surveys
Mishra V and Bignami-Van Assche S. Demographic and Health Surveys, UNAIDS, March 2009. [PDF, 576K]
The Role of Partner Reduction and Faithfulness in HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Cameroon, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zimbabwe
Vinod Mishra, Rathavuth Hong, Simona Bignami-Van Assche, Macro International Inc., January 2009. [PDF, 400K]
HIV Status and Age at First Marriage among Women in Cameroon
Tim Adair, Macro International Inc., March 2007. [PDF, 156K]
Enquête Démographique et de Santé au Cameroun (2004 Demographic and Health Survey in Cameroon)
National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Public Health, National AIDS Control Committee, Measure DHS, 2005. Report summary available in English. [PDF, 49K]
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.
Report Card on HIV Prevention for Girls and Young Women
United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, 2007. [PDF, 208K]
Sexual Behavior, HIV and Fertility Trends: A Comparative Analysis of Six Countries--Phase I of the ABC Study
Ruth Bessinger, Priscilla Akwara, Daniel Halperin. MEASURE Evaluation, USAID, 2003. [PDF, 3.5MB]
Implications of People Living with HIV in the Struggle Against HIV: Case of a Company in Cameroon
Marie Mendene. UNAIDS, 2002. [PDF, 51K]
Journal Articles
Decentralization of HIV care in Cameroon: Increased access to antiretroviral treatment and associated persistent barriers.
Loubiere S, Boyer S, Protopopescu C, et al. Health Policy. 2009 Apr 14. [Epub ahead of print]
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy assessed by drug level monitoring and self-report in Cameroon
Kouanfack C, Laurent C, Peytavin G, Ciaffi L, Ngolle M, Mawamba Y, et al. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008;48:216-19. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Evaluation of the Reach and Impact of the 100% Jeune Youth Social Marketing Program in Cameroon: Findings from Three Cross-Sectional Surveys
Plautz A, Meekers D. Reprod Health. 2007 Feb 26;4:1. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
National Organizations
Government of Cameroon
Ministère de la santé publique du Cameroun
Cameroon Ministry of Public 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.
Médecins San Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders
An international medical aid network that offers HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services. MSF offers antiretroviral treatment for a nominal fee at clinics in Yaoundé and Douala.