Published On: Thu, Apr 10th, 2014
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HIV/AIDS Infects 211,00 In Iran, Iraq and Israel

Generally, In 2001 Iraq was considered as a country with a low level epidemic of HIV/AIDS, which affects most-at-risk population groups. This fact no longer exists, The prevalence of HIV in Iraq is currently 112,000 of the population, but associated vulnerability and risk factors continue to increase as a result of liberalized trade relations and increased drug use.
Like many developing countries of the world, Iraq faces greater HIV risks as a result of poverty, low literacy, gender-related discrimination and inadequate knowledge of modes of transmission. Social stigma prohibits people with risky behaviours from seeking HIV testing or disclosing a positive status. Limited financial resources, population growth, migration to urban centres, sociocultural barriers and weak prevention efforts are also contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Iran HIV
Around 92,000 people in Iran are known by clinics to be living with Aids – but the real figure is estimated to be up to 100,000. Iran’s health ministry has announced a new website set up for educational purposes
Iran’s health minister, Hassan Hashemi, has expressed serious concerns over a dramatic rise in the number of people with HIV in the country, complaining that the current taboo prevents patients from receiving treatment.
“Today people in Iran are frightened of Aids because of misinformation and unscientific claims. This is why it remains a taboo,” he said at an event in Tehran marking World Aids Day, according to local media.

“There has been a nine fold growth in the number of people with Aids in the past 11 years and an 80% increase each year.”
He warned that the majority were unaware of their infections and that the trend was shifting from drug use to sexual transmission.

“This is more than the rate of our inflation or the rise in house prices,” he said. According to Hashemi, social stigma means that HIV patients and their relatives keep the disease secret and ordinary people have little contact with those infected.

Israel HIV
In 2014, 428 Israelis (283 males; 145 females) were newly diagnosed with the HIV virus out of approximately 2.7 million new cases worldwide. Though this is a relatively small number compared to the global rate of infection, it represents the highest figure of new cases in Israel since at least 2000 when just over 300 new cases were reported. In 2010, 411 Israelis (278 males; 133 females) were newly diagnosed with HIV.
28 Israelis (20 males; 8 females) were also diagnosed with AIDS in 2011, the Jewish State’s highest number since 2002 when 32 new cases of AIDS were reported. In 2010, there were only 19 new cases of AIDS in Israel.
Israel’s first documented case of HIV/AIDS was in 1981. Between 1981 and 2014, an approximate total of 7,500 new cases of both diseases have been diagnosed. The Israel Ministry of Health estimates at the end of the 2013 calendar year, that there were 5,658 HIV carriers and an additional 521 AIDS patients living in Israel.

HIV  in : 
 Russia 980,000
 Thailand 530,000
 Cuba 7,100
 Ireland 6,900
 Nicaragua 6,900
 Bahamas, The 6,600
 Serbia 6,400
 Bangladesh 6,300
 Guyana 5,900
 Denmark 5,300
 Belize 4,800
 Turkey 4,600
 Norway 4,000