Fardad Doroudi

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OBJECTIVE An increasing number of countries have been estimating the distribution of new adult HIV infections by modes of transmission (MOT) to help prioritise prevention efforts. We compare results from studies conducted between 2008 and 2012 and discuss their use for planning and responding to the HIV epidemic. METHODS The UNAIDS recommended MOT model(More)
OBJECTIVES To give an overview of the HIV epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. METHODS Articles on the MENA region were reviewed. RESULTS The MENA region comprises a geographically defined group of countries including both high-income, well-developed nations and low- and middle-income countries. While the annual number of new HIV(More)
BACKGROUND Main technique to control acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV) infection is the effective preventive programs among high-risk groups. Modeling is one of the effective methods where there is inadequate data. We used the modes of transmission (MOT) model to predict the transmission of HIV infection in Iran. METHODS We systematically searched(More)
Although the HIV pandemic is witnessing a decline in the number of new infections in most regions of the world, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has a rapidly growing HIV problem. While generating HIV data has been consistently increasing since 2005, MENA's contribution to the global HIV literature is just over 1% and the existing evidence often(More)
Results The MOT model estimates that 9136 new HIV infections will occur in Iran in 2010 (UCL 6831-11757). Fifty-six percent (UCL 47.7–61.6%) of new infections were among injecting drug users and 12 percent (UCL 9.5–15%) among their sexual partners. The major routes of direct and indirect HIV transmission in Iran are unsafe injection (68%) and sexual contact(More)
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