Country population: 77.695 million
National GDP: 799.535 billion US dollars
EU membership: Not an EU Member country
Estimated number of PLHIV: Not available
Number of registered PLHIV: Around 10,000
Key populations at risk identified in national prevention programs:
Number of patients on ARV: Around 4,000
Number of new infections for the latest annual reported period: 1761 new infections in 2014
Percentage of affected populations for the latest annual reported period:
The source for the epidemiological data: The Ministry of Health statistics for transmission routes and national database for late presenters
Additional comments about the epidemiological data: The Ministry of Health does not announce HIV statistics. Thus no one knows the accurate numbers.
National policy/strategy or other recommendations from your government on HIV testing: No
Number of VCT centers in the country: None
Availability of anonymous/confidential HIV tests: No
Availability of pre- or post- testing counseling: Yes, for people who get tested in medical settings
Testing is free for anyone who wishes to get tested: No.
Testing can legally be performed by: Medical staff only in medicall settings
Testing in non-medical settings: No.
Community based testing: No.
Community-based checkpoints in the country: No.
Mobile testing in the country: No.
Number of people tested in the last annual period: 7000000 tested, including blood donors in 2012
Number of targeted testing to key populations (if available): None.
Regular community testing for other STDs: No.
Reported by: Deniz Gokengin
From organisation: EGEHAUM
Total number of registered HIV infection from the first case registered – 7050
Estimation of total number of people living with HIV: 70.000 (official number multiplied by 10)
Data for 2013
Anything else to add about new diagnoses?; Was there more or less diagnoses than usual?; Any trends? Were there any new locations or clusters?:
New diagnosis rise immensely each year. The Ministry of Health defends that this increase is due to the increased number of tests performed. Infection specialists state that this is because of increased heterosexual sex and sex work among 'foreign women'. New applicants to our association, on the other hand, indicate that there is considerable increase among men having sex with men and among young people.
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