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Burkina Faso
Updated July 2009
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HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso
Population, 201318,000,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012110,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201255,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 201221,000
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20121
AIDS deaths, 20125,500
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, 3MB]
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, 997K]
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, 393K]
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]
Burkina Faso Demographic and Health Survey 2003
Institut National de la Statistique et de la Demographie, Ministere de l'economie et du Developpement, Ouagadougou, Burkna Faso, Macro International Inc., September 2004. [PDF, 4.4MB] In French. See also HIV fact sheet in French and English.
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]
Burkina Faso: A Case Study on the Flow of Resouces in the Fight against HIV/AIDS
National AIDS Council, Government of Burkina Faso, January 2007. [PDF, 634K] In French.
Protecting the Next Generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Learning from Adolescents to Prevent HIV and Unintended Pregnancy
Ann E. Biddlecom, Laura Hessburg, Susheela Singh, et al. Guttmacher Institute, 2007. [PDF, 3.84MB]
National Monitoring and Evaluation Manual
National AIDS Council, Government of Burkina Faso, April 2006. [PDF, 894K] In French.
Santé Sexuelle et de la Reproduction des Jeunes au Burkina Faso: Un Etat des Lieux
Georges Guiella. The Alan Guttmacher Institute, May 2004. [PDF, 451K] In French.
Prévention de la Transmission Mère-Enfant du VIH/SIDA au Burkina Faso: Une Démarche Contractuelle Originale
WHO, 2004. [PDF, 269K] In French.
Journal Articles
Impact of a modified directly administered antiretroviral treatment intervention on virological outcome in HIV-infected patients treated in Burkina Faso and Mali
Pirkle C, Boileau C, Nguyen V, et al. HIV Medicine 2009;10(3):152-6. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
HIV-related sexual behavior in urban, rural and border areas of Burkina Faso
Khan M, Brown L, Nagot N, Salouka S, Weir SS. AIDS Behav. 2006 Sep;10(5):607-17.
Care and secrecy: Being a mother of children living with HIV in Burkina Faso
Hejoaka F. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Jun 18.
Gender asymmetry in healthcare-facility attendance of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso
Bila B, Egrot M. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]
HIV/AIDS and sexual-risk behaviors among adolescents: Factors influencing the use of condoms in Burkina Faso
Guiella G, Madise NJ. Afr J Reprod Health. 2007;11(3):182-196.
Presentations, Interviews, and Roundtable Discussions
Epidemiological Situation: HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso
Presentation from the 8th session of the National AIDS Council, February 2009. [PDF, 174K] In French.
Patient and Community Education
Les bases por comprendre le VIH/sida
AIDES, June 2009. [PDF, 1.07MB] In French.
National Organizations
National AIDS Council
Conseil national de lutte contre le sida et les Infections sexuellement transmissibles.
International Organizations
International Alliance in Burkina Faso
Global partnership of nationally-based organisations working to support community action on AIDS in developing countries.
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.