HIV, syphilis, herpes simplex virus 2, and behavioral surveillance among conflict-affected populations in Yei and Rumbek, southern Sudan.

@article{Kaiser2006HIVSH,
  title={HIV, syphilis, herpes simplex virus 2, and behavioral surveillance among conflict-affected populations in Yei and Rumbek, southern Sudan.},
  author={Reinhard K. Kaiser and Tekleab Kedamo and J. Lindsey Lane and George Kessia and Robert W Downing and Thomas R. Handzel and Elizabeth Marum and Peter Salama and Jonathan Mermin and William Brady and P. Spiegel},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={942-4}
}
Little is known about the HIV epidemic in conflict-affected southern Sudan. During 2002-2003, we conducted behavioral and biological surveillance surveys and sequential sampling in antenatal clinics in Yei, Western Equatoria, and Rumbek, Bar-el-Ghazal. HIV prevalence among individuals aged 15-49 years ranged between 0.4% in Rumbek town and 4.4% in Yei town, and among pregnant women between 0.8 and 3.0%, respectively. After the recent peace agreement, targeted prevention programmes are urgently… CONTINUE READING

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