Mongolia HIV stats


Mongolia HIV stats


2,951,786: population of Mongolia (2007 est.)

1000: Estimated number of people living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2007

0.1%: Estimated percentage of adults (ages 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2007

100: Estimated number of deaths due to AIDS during 2007

Source: unaids.org

Today is the World AIDS Day. In 1988, the General Assembly expressed deep concern at the pandemic proportions of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Noting that the World Health Organization had declared 1 December 1988 World AIDS Day, the Assembly stressed the importance of observing that occasion. Today, over 41 million people are living with HIV/AIDS.
1/3 of them are in Africa.

This disease’s epidemic began at the end of 1970s and beginning of 1980s. Besides of Africa, it has spread more in the Central Asia, and East Europe and the number of people with HIV/AIDS increased by three times in 1999-2002. The first case with HIV/AIDS in China was reported in 1986. Later of 2006, 270 people with HIV/AIDS were reported officially in the Russian Federation. But in fact, 560 thousand-1.6 million cases were in the country at the end of 2005. 16 thousand people died due to this disease and 208 of them were children in Russia.

According to a report of the United Nations, 39.5 million with HIV/AIDS were registered at the end of 2006 on the world. The number of them rose by 4.3 million and 2.9 million died due to the disease.
48 people with HIV/AIDS were reported and eight of them died in Mongolia. Of them, most of them received infection while they were working abroad. Therefore, most of them are young people. In the first ten months of 2008, 12 cases were reported officially in our country.

Many people with HIV do not know they are infected.
The symptoms of AIDS are primarily the result of conditions that do not normally develop in individuals with healthy immune systems. Most of these conditions are infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that are normally controlled by the elements of the immune system that HIV damages. Opportunistic infections are common in people with AIDS. HIV affects nearly every organ system.

People with AIDS also have an increased risk of developing various cancers such as Kaposi's sarcoma, cervical cancer and cancers of the immune system known as lymphomas. Additionally, people with AIDS often have systemic symptoms of infection like fevers, sweats (particularly at night), swollen glands, chills, weakness, and weight loss.The specific opportunistic infections that AIDS patients develop depend in part on the prevalence of these infections in the geographic area in which the patient lives.
One person gets the infection of HIV/AIDS every 12 minutes and one dies due to it every 16 minutes on the world.

Unuudriin Mongol

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