Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: Epidemiological Changes in the World and Turkey


  • Gönül Şengöz
  • Filiz Pehlivanoğlu

Received Date: 23.11.2017 Accepted Date: 08.12.2017 Med Bull Haseki 2017;55(4):248-253

Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome pandemic has spread and affected the whole world. The features of the disease and the structure of the virus make it difficult to control the disease and epidemic. This disease, classified as a chronic disease, can be treated with antiretroviral drugs developed in recent years. It is important that countries follow population characteristics for disease epidemiology in terms of disease transmission. The fact that patients cannot reach treatment due to discrimination is one of the most important factors in the spread of the disease. Means of protection should be managed separately for each group, and education and screening programs should be implemented for vulnerable groups. The target is that 90% of patients are diagnosed, 90% are treated and viral suppression is maintained in 90% of patients.

Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome,epidemiology,stigma

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