Research Paper | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014
Frequency of HIV-AIDS Cases in the City of Vlora, in the Period September 2012 To 2013
Glodiana Sinanaj  | Prof. Asoc Arjan Harxhi | Prof. Eduard Kakariqi
Abstract: HIV ( Human Immuno - deficiency Virus), the virus of the human immunodeficiency virus that is destroying the immune system, AIDS ( Acquired Immune Deficency Syndrome), syndrome of acquired immunodeficiency - is following the situation when the body is infected with HIV, the carrier moves from stage to stage of the disease virus. Purpose: Evaluation of the frequency of HIV-AIDS cases in the city of Vlora, and assessment of their distribution for the period September 2012-2013. The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of cases of HIV-AIDS and their distribution from 2012 to 2013, the distribution by year of reporting, gender, age and route of transmission. Materials and methods. Type of study: Descriptive Retrospective. The study population: (n = 9223). To achieve this study used data records of Hygiene and Epidemiology Service at the Regional Directorate of Health Regional Hospital in Vlora. Results: The data for HIV-AIDS cases pertaining Vlora by the reporting year resulting in total 28 persons infected for the period 1994 -2013, of which higher frequencies with 7 people in 2012 resulting from the which 6 persons were male and only one a female. From these people five ( 5) were infected on heterosexual route, and two (2) others on the vertical route. Conclusions: HIV infection rates in most Balkan countries have increase. These facts states that have continuously strengthened and Surveillance System should promote Voluntary and Counselling Centers especially for vulnerable groups.
Keywords: HIV-AIDS, the Balkan, transmission, prevalence
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014,
Pages: 1148 - 1151
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