Bloodborne and Sexual Transmission: HIV/AIDS

  • Charlotte van den Berg
  • Karen Lindenburg
  • Roel Coutinho
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)


In 2007, approximately 33 million people were estimated to be living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 worldwide. An estimated 2.5 million became newly infected with HIV-1 that year, while an estimated 2.1 million died of AIDS. This means that everyday almost 6,850 people are newly infected with HIV-1, and over 5,750 die from AIDS, mostly because of inadequate access to HIV-1 prevention and treatment services. In the 27 years since the first cases of AIDS were described, approximately 20 million people have died from AIDS.


Caesarean Delivery Sexually Transmitted Infection Male Circumcision Inject Drug User Post Exposure Prophylaxis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlotte van den Berg
    • 1
  • Karen Lindenburg
    • 1
  • Roel Coutinho
    • 2
  1. 1.Cluster Infectious Diseases, Public Health Service of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Center for Infectious Disease Control, RIVMBilthovenThe Netherlands

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