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Updated August 2009
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HIV/AIDS in Guinea-Bissau
Population, 20131,700,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 201241,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201221,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 20125,900
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20123.9
AIDS deaths, 20122,300
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. In French. [PDF, 222K]
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, 870K]
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.
Policy Reports and Papers
West Africa HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Response Synthesis: Implications for Prevention
Global HIV/AIDS Program, World Bank, 2008. [PDF, 2.52MB]
Journal Articles
Prevalence and incidence of HIV-1 and HIV-2 before, during and after a civil war in an occupational cohort in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa
Månsson F, Biague A, da Silva ZJ, et al. AIDS. 2009 Jul 31;23(12):1575-82.
Decline in human T-cell lymphotropic virus-1 prevalence in urban areas of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau: exploring the association with HIV infections
da Silva ZJ, Nielsen J, Andersen A, et al. AIDS. 2009 Mar 13;23(5):637-9.
Changes in prevalence and incidence of HIV-1, HIV-2 and dual infections in urban areas of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau: is HIV-2 disappearing?
da Silva ZJ, Oliveira I, Andersen A, et al. AIDS. 2008 Jun 19;22(10):1195-202.
Roundtable: “You can also cut my finger!”: social construction of male circumcision in West Africa, a case study of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau
Niang C, Boiro H. Repr. Health. 2007 May;15(29).
National Organizations
The Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Official government site
International Organizations
UNICEF in Guinea-Bissau
International organization works to assist children in conditions of poverty, violence and disease.
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.