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One Myanmar Family’s Fight for Life Beyond HIV

Here is a fascinating —  and wonky —  video from UNICEF. It relates something I didn’t know: the largest number of new HIV infections is happening through spousal transmission.


  • http://twitter.com/himmoderator [him]

    “Here is a fascinating — and wonky — video from UNICEF. It relates something I didn’t know: the largest number of new HIV infections is happening through spousal transmission.”

    I can’t blame you for not knowing this. But it is incorrect.

    The Myanmar HIV estimates and projections document downloadable from http://www.aidsdatahub.org/dmdocuments/Myanmar_HIV_Estimates_2010-2015.pdf shows that UNICEF has made a mistake. The bar graph on page eleven demonstrates many more infections among people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, and sex workers and their clients than ‘low risk women’, a euphemism for wives of clients of sex workers. And the number and proportion of low risk women is decreasing.

    UNICEF should remove this inaccurate and wonky video.

    [him] moderator
    HIV Information for Myanmar
    http://www.hivinfo4mm.org/

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