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EGYPT: Egypt Has One of the Lowest HIV Rates: Health and Population Ministry




 

Ahram Online (04.30.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

According to Dr. Ihab Ahmed Abdel Rahman, manager of the National AIDS Programme at the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population, the country has one of the lowest global rates of HIV infection, with only 2 cases for every 10,000 citizens ages 15–49. Statistics from the Egyptian Health Ministry and WHO estimate the total number of AIDS cases in the country at approximately 9,500, a rate that has not changed since 1986.



 


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