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Sierra Leone
Updated August 2009
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HIV/AIDS in Sierra Leone
Population, 20136,200,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 201258,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201231,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 20125,800
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20121.5
AIDS deaths, 20123,300
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. [PDF, 296K]
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, 897K]
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.
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
Sierra Leone Demograhic and Health Survey 2008
Sierra Leone Statistics Office, ORC Macro, ongoing.
Antenatal HIV and Syphilis Sentinel Surveillance Survey 2007
National HIV/AIDS Secretariat, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone, 2008. [PDF, 146K]
National Population-Based HIV Seroprevalence Survey of Sierra Leone 2005
National HIV/AIDS Secretariat, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone, 2006. [PDF, 582K]
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]
Country Response Information System (CRIS) Rollout at National and District Levels
National HIV/AIDS Secretariat, Sierra Leone, UNAIDS, March 2007. [PDF, 603K]
Sierra Leone Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS
National HIV/AIDS Secretariat, Ministry of Labour, Social Security, and Industrial Relations, December 2006. [PDF, 2.12MB]
Journal Articles
Universal precautions and surgery in Sierra Leone: the unprotected workforce.
Kingham TP, Kamara TB, Daoh KS, et al. World J Surg. 2009 Jun;33(6):1194-6.
Widespread rape does not directly appear to increase the overall HIV prevalence in conflict-affected countries: so now what?
Anema A, Joffres MR, Mills E, et al. Emerg Themes Epidemiol. 2008 Jul 29;5:11.
National Organizations
Ministry of Health and Sanitation
Sierra Leone
National HIV/AIDS Secretariat
Sierra Leone
International Organizations
World Bank in Sierra Leone
Contains an overview, project information, and data of the financial and technical assistance provided by the World Bank towards the HIV/AIDS response.
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
HIV and AIDS Sierra Leone
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.