Information Center: Health, AIDS

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World Bank
February 6, 1992

Between 1969 and 1979, the health sector in Equatorial Guinea, like all other sectors, experienced Systematic degradation, disorganization and neglect. With donor support, the Government has since 1979 initiated efforts to revamp the health service activities. However, this attempt has so far proved insufficient to cori:ect the health system's fundamental weaknesses, and endemic tropical and parasitic diseases continue to be rampant, causing high morbidity and mortality. The Government is committedto improving the health indicators by strengthening health policy formulation and sector management, developing human resources, and increasing the capacity of the public health system to deliver basic health care services for the most vulnerable groups and the rural population. It has requested IDA assistance to help prepare a program.

Ana Machuca, Vincent Soriano, Mayte Gutierrez, Africa Holguin, Antonio Aguilera, Estrella Caballero, and Gustavo Cilla
February 15, 1999

The first cases of human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) infection in Spain were identified in 1988, in 3 African immigrants living in Barcelona. Since then, up to December 1998, 92 individuals with HIV-2 infection have been reported in Spain. Most are adult men, infected through heterosexual contacts, originating from West African countries, and currently living in the largest urban Spanish cities. Fifteen individuals have developed AIDS, meanwhile the rest remain asymptomatic. For 22 subjects, HIV-2 subtyping was performed on proviral DNA, 16 being infected with subtype A (8 Spanish born and 8 African immigrants) and the remaining with subtype B (two Spanish born and 4 originating from Equatorial Guinea). Coinfection with HIV-1 was demonstrated in 9 individuals. In conclusion, HIV-2 is currently circulating in Spain with a low prevalence and without evidence for increase over time.

February 19, 2008

Highlights a series of training sessions for women organized by UNICEF, the Spanish National Committee for UNICEF and the Red Cross in Equatorial Guinea. These sessions allow participants to express themselves freely on HIV/AIDS and upgrade their knowledge on prevention and treatment of the disease.

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 15-22
G Tudo et al.
January 1, 2004

A study conducted in five districts in Equatorial Guinea, March 1999 to February 2001, to determine tuberculosis drug resistance among new and previously treated cases, the risk factors associated with resistance, and the mutations associated with isoniazid and rifampicin (katG, inhA and rpoB genes) resistance, and to genotype resistant strains.

December 31, 2009

A report that analyzes the status of HIV/AIDS in Equatorial Guinea, including government and UN efforts to combat the disease.

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