HIV/AIDS Cases According to the Year of Diagnosis and Selected Characteristics of Cases Registered in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1991-2004

  • Jelena Ravlija Institute of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mostar
  • Sandra Puvačić Institute of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Zlatko Puvačić Institute of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Ivan Curić Institute of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mostar
Keywords: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, heterosexual, IDU, homosexual

Abstract

In the period between 1991-2004, in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina there were altogether 59 registered HIV positive persons, out of those 43 were clinically diagnosed with AIDS. Gender-wise, 83% of the infected were male, and 17% female. The age groups with the highest risk of being infected with HIV are 20-24 and 40-44. The most frequent way of infection is heterosexual intercourse (46%), followed by intravenous drug use (31%), whilst 23% of the registered were infected through homosexual intercourse. Out of 43 diagnosed AIDS cases, 42% are heterosexuals, 35% intravenous drug users, whilst 21 % are homosexual or bisexual. Out of the total number of registered HIV/AIDS cases in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, thirty two died during the mentioned period (54%).

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HIV/AIDS Cases According to the Year of Diagnosis and Selected Characteristics of Cases Registered in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1991-2004
Published
2008-05-20
How to Cite
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Ravlija J, Puvačić S, Puvačić Z, Curić I. HIV/AIDS Cases According to the Year of Diagnosis and Selected Characteristics of Cases Registered in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1991-2004. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2008May20 [cited 2020Oct.23];6(2):42-6. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3189
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Short Communication