Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developing World

  • Authors: Sunil Solomon, MBBS, PhD, MPH; Suniti Solomon, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • < 1% of all newly diagnosed HIV infections in Central Asia and Eastern Europe are attributable to MSM[UNAIDS 2010]
  • In most countries the trajectory is upward
  • Intersection between drug use and same-sex sexual practices has been found to increase the likelihood of HIV infection[Baral 2012]

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