WHO Releases Revised Versions of 2000 HIV/AIDS, STD Epidemiological Fact Sheets
The World Health Organization recently released a 2000 update of its UNAIDS/WHO epidemiological fact sheets on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, according to the agency's Weekly Epidemiological Record. The fact sheets contain country-specific data on HIV/AIDS and STD prevalence and incidence and information on knowledge or behaviors of each country's population that can "spur or stem" the transmission of the diseases. The papers are available for 170 countries for which serological and behavioral data was compiled. WHO's next update of the fact sheets is due in mid-2002. The fact sheets, available in English and French, are accessible online at the WHO Web site ("Weekly Epidemiological Record," WHO, 10/5).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.