Men make up 88.3% of HIV-infected patients in Azerbaijan

Published: December 28, 2009

Men make up 88.3% of HIV-infected patients in Azerbaijan

Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani parliament) has passed Bill on Protection of HIV-infected Patients in the first reading.

Musa Guliyev, deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Social Policy Committee, says that the country registered 2,224 HIV/AIDS-infected persons, including 274 ones who died. 88.3% of the HIV-infected patients are men and 11.7% are women. People become infected mainly in the process of injecting drugs into the body (63% of the patients) and sexual relations (23.3% of the patients).

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