Detecting Antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Abstract

The World Health Organization reported that by June 2000, there were 34.3 million adults and children living with infected HIV globally!. In 1999, there were 5.4 million people newly infected with HIV and the total global number of AIDS deaths since the beginning of the epidemic was 18.8 million. More than 90% of . people with HIV/AIDS were reported from the developing countries in which 245 million of HIV/ AIDS cases were re~orted in sub-Saharan Africa and 5.6 million in South & South-East Asia. The outlook for HIV epidemic in Asia and Pacific region is grave. China, with a fifth of the world's population registered a rise of 67% in reported HIV infections in the first six months of 2001. Together with India, the 2 countries account for more than one-third of the world's population and even a comparatively low HIV prevalence rates can be translated into a large numbers of infections in the region. In Malaysia, there were 49000 adults and children living with HIY!AIDS at the end of 1999. The estimated numbers of AIDS death were 1900 and 0.42% of the adults 15-49 year old in the country were living with HIV/AIDS.

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@inproceedings{Ng2011DetectingAT, title={Detecting Antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus}, author={Kok Ping Ng}, year={2011} }