From January 1984 to December 2016, 10,720 (27%) of the reported cases were 15-24 years old. Twenty-eight percent (9,507) of all the youth were reported from January 2011 to December 2016. From 1984 to 2002, more than half of the cases among the youth were females (179 or 71%). However, in 2003, there was an equal number of males and females reported. Since then, the trend reversed to male predominance. Ninety-five percent (10,230) were infected through sexual contact (1,277 male-female sex, 5,681 male-male sex, 3,272 sex with both males & females); 429 were infected through needle sharing among IDU, and 1 was infected through mother-to-child transmission.
Keywords: HIV, AIDS cases, ART, PLHIV, mode of transmission, newly diagnosed