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close this bookEpidemiological Fact Sheet on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Sudan (UNAIDS, 2000, 12 p.)
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View the documentEstimated number of people living with HIV/AIDS
View the documentAssessment of epidemiological situation - Sudan
View the documentHIV sentinel surveillance
View the documentMaps of HIV sentinel sites
View the documentReported AIDS cases
View the documentCurable Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
View the documentHealth service indicators
View the documentKnowledge and behaviour
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View the documentAnnex: HIV Surveillance data by site

Assessment of epidemiological situation - Sudan

Information on HIV prevalence among antenatal clinic women has only recently become available. A study conducted in Khartoum in 1996 found 5 percent of antenatal clinic women tested were HIV positive. However, in 1998, less than 1 percent of antenatal clinic women tested were HIV positive. Outside of Khartoum, a study conducted in Juba in 1995, found 3 percent of antenatal clinic women tested were HIV positive. In 1998, 4 percent of antenatal clinic women tested in Juba and El Gedarif tested HIV positive.

There is no information on HIV prevalence in sex workers.

In Juba, HIV prevalence among STD clinic patients tested ranged from 2 to 7 percent between 1991 and 1994. In 1997, 3 percent of STD clinic patients tested in an unspecified site were HIV positive.