Understanding HIV in Afghanistan: The Emerging Epidemic and Opportunity for Prevention. National AIDS Control Program Afghanistan, Johns Hopkins University and Indian Institute of Health Management Research (2008)

Understanding HIV in Afghanistan: The Emerging Epidemic and Opportunity for Prevention. National AIDS Control Program Afghanistan, JHU and Indian Institute of Health Management Research (2008) Recent studies on HIV transmission in Asian countries characterize an epidemic which centers largely around three behaviors: 1) shared needles and syringes, 2) unprotected sex with sex workers, and 3) unprotected sex between males. While HIV cases are not confined to these three most-at-risk populations (Injecting Drug Users (IDUs), Sex Workers (SWs) and their clients, and men who have sex with men (MSM)), the speed and direction of HIV transmission largely depends on the size, behavior, and access to information of these sub- populations.

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