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Updated October 2007
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HIV/AIDS in Senegal
Population, 201313,500,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 201243,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201224,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20120.5
AIDS deaths, 20121,900
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, 871K]
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, 955K]
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 guidelines, and an epidemiological fact sheet from the United Nation's Integrated Regional Information Networks.
USAID HIV/AIDS Country Profile
A description of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in selected countries, the national response, and USAID programs and support. [PDF, 214K]
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
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]
Enquete de Surveillance du Comportement 2001
Ministere de la Sante Publique et de la Prevention, Programme National de Lutte contre le Sida, Family Health International, USAID, CDC, HYGEA, November 2001. [PDF, 387K] See also Enquete de Surveillance de Comportements: Etude Complémentaire 2002. [PDF, 202K]
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]
Targeting Criteria in National ARV Programs: Mexico, Senegal, and Uganda
Catherine Chanfreau, Sara Bennett, Abt Associates. Presented at the XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2004. [PowerPoint, 832K]
Migration and HIV in Northern Senegal
Macoumba Thiam, Rebecca Perry, Victor Piché. Population Reference Bureau, October 2003.
The Care and Support Cellule: An Integrated and Decentralised Approach to Care and Support for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Senegal
Alliance Nationale Contre le SIDA, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, May 2003. [PDF, 650K] Also in French. [PDF, 830K]
Funding and Implementing HIV/AIDS Activities in the Context of Decentralization: Ethiopia and Senegal
Cheikh Mbengue, Allison Gamble Kelley. Abt Associates Inc., Partnerships for Health Reform, February 2001. [PDF, 338K]
Acting Early to Prevent AIDS: The Case of Senegal
Elisabeth Pisani, UNAIDS, June 1999. [PDF, 259K]
Journal Articles
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).
Quality of Life and Depression among HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Efavirenz- or Protease Inhibitor-Based Therapy in Senegal
Poupard M, Ngom Gueye N, Thiam D, Ndiaye B, Girard P, Delaporte E, Sow P, Landman R. HIV Med. 2007 Mar;8(2):92-5.
Research Summaries
Meeting the Sexual Health Needs of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Senegal
Horizons Research Summary, November 2001.
Online Books and Chapters
The Socio-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS on Children in a Low Prevalence Context: The Case of Senegal
Cheikh Ibrahima Niang, Paul Quarles van Ufford, in: "AIDS, Public Policy, and Child Well-Being" (Chapter 4), UNICEF, June 2002. [PDF, 91K]
Program Management Materials
Education and HIV/AIDS: A Sourcebook of HIV/AIDS Prevention Programmes-- Senengal
World Bank, 2003. [PDF, 340K] Other program summaries are available on the Sourcebook homepage. This document is also available in French.
Patient and Community Education
Estime Et Confiance En Soi, Une Arme Pour Les Jeunes Face Au VIH
A French-language training for young people living with HIV. The Centre for Development and Population Activities, September 2007.
Le Préservatif Féminin
Family Health International Senegal, 2004. [PDF, 787K] French-language brochure offering practical information and instructions on how to use the female condom.
STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention Posters
Family Health International Senegal, n.d. [PDF, 2.8MB] Contains 22 French-language posters with STI/HIV/AIDS prevention messages aimed at youth, women, mobile populations, people living with HIV, sex workers, men, and the general population.
National Organizations
Ministry of Health, Senegal
International Organizations
Engender Health
Provides technical assistance, training, and information on reproductive health in areas lacking resources. Site features country fact sheet and related news releases.
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.
Family Health International (FHI)
FHI develops behavioral and clinical HIV/AIDS prevention interventions, and publishes related studies.
PROMETRA - Promotion des Medecines Traditionelles
A network of traditional healers involved in the management of data relating to HIV/AIDS and traditional medicine through the Internet. Provides a training manual for healers to train as HIV/AIDS Information Education Communication (IEC) officers.
USAID Global Health Senegal
USAID is working to increase health sector resources to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Site links to 2002 program report, HIV/AIDS fact sheet, project profiles, and a directory of HIV/AIDS associations.
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.
Conferences and Events
15th International Conference on HIV and STIs in Africa (ICASA)
Dakar, Senegal, December 8-11, 2008.