Query: regions: "East Africa"
|Title||Taking action against HIV and AIDS in Burundi : the experience of Seconde Nsabimana of RBP+ : article produced as part of the KIC project|
|Journal||Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender|
|Organisation||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute|
|Subject||Health and Nutrition|
|Keywords||HIV and AIDS, disease prevention and control, women|
|Abstract||In Burundi, HIV and AIDS, as in many African countries, bears a feminine face. According to a 2002 national investigation, the seroprevalence rate among women was 13% in urban areas compared to 5.5% among men. In rural areas, 2.9% of the women were infected with HIV whereas only 2.1% of men were living with the virus. By the end of 2005, the number of people living with HIV (PLWHA) in Burundi was estimated to be 150,000, of which 60% were women.|
|Rights||© 2006 KIT|