Somalia: HIV AIDS v. Cultural Norms

12.07.2016- In Somalia HIV AIDS is a silent terror amongst the Somali communities because any one with the disease should have to fear to confess that he or she is HIV AIDS positive due to the stigma and shame associated with the disease.

Somalia Port cities e.g. Barbara, Bosaso, Mogadishu have high HIV AIDS rates than other cities of inland for instance Somaliland has a higher HIV rate than Puntland and south-central Somalia combined according to multiple reports. Berbera alone holds the record of the most HIV infested town at 2.7% see the figure 2.1 below shows hardly collected data from Somalia

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The data is hardly by and other researchers to at least document the HIV AIDS situation in Somalia which is denied due to cultural stigma attached to the disease.


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