HIV/AIDS statistics in Israel

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November 30, 2005 04:05
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  • The number of patients with full-blown AIDS in Israel between 1981 and 2004 is 973 (254 of them female); 629 others have died or left Israel.
  • The number of reported HIV carriers during that period is 3,336 (1,243 of them female), while 343 others died or left Israel.
  • An estimated 1,000 or more other carriers are unaware of their condition, because they have not been tested.
  • The most common age when HIV carriers (both male and female) are notified is between 25 and 34.
  • The number of HIV carriers and AIDS patients who die in a specific year was highest in 1994, when 70 died, 60 in 2003 and around 25 in 2004 (preliminary data).
  • 102 Israeli children became HIV carriers from their mothers, during birth or due to breast-feeding, since 1981, and 34 became full-fledged AIDS patients this way.
  • 234 homosexual men currently living in Israel have developed AIDS since 1981; an addition 179 have died or left the country.
  • 449 homosexual men living in Israel are HIV carriers; 48 more have died or left the country.
  • A total of 478 intravenous drug users are HIV carriers, and an additional 146 are AIDS patients.
  • 35 hemophiliacs are HIV carriers and 44 are AIDS patients; this mode of infection ended when clotting factors began to be genetically engineered rather than made from blood products.
  • Some 500 Israelis contracted AIDS from heterosexual contacts since 1981, while some 2,000 more became HIV carriers in this manner.
  • 373 Israeli AIDS patients and 1,539 HIV carriers originate from countries with an HIV epidemic or are partners of such immigrants.


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