Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
Georgia has a low incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS, with the estimated HIV prevalence rate 0.1 per cent among adults aged 15-49. Official statistics reported 2,005 HIV infections at the end of 2009. In 2008, UNAIDS estimated that the actual number of the cases was 4,000. Injecting drug users account for 59.7 per cent of infections. Alarmingly, almost two thirds of Georgia’s estimated 40,000 injecting drug users began using drugs between 15 to 19 years of age.
UNICEF Action to combat communicable diseases
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