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Congo AIDS is a growing concern, and one of the leading causes of death in the country.
Extreme poverty, years of civil war which the country is only just emerging from and poor healthcare facilities are some of the factors influencing the AIDS situation.
A 2008 UNAIDS/WHO Working Group Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic estimates that about 73,000 adults of 15 years or over in Congo were living with HIV. This rate is estimated at around 3.5% of the adult population.
Congo HIV & AIDS
Congo HIV & AIDS on your OverlandingAfrica.com tour is something you will witness first hand, but will not be in danger from if you take basic precautions.
HIV/AIDS is transmitted through sexual activity or infected blood, and pregnant mothers may pass it on to their babies through childbirth.
The following precautions are essential:
- Don’t ever share needles or syringes
- Practice safe sex at all times
- Equipment should be sterilized
- If you require self-administered injections, take an adequate supply of your own needles
- Avoid tattoos, acupuncture treatment or body piercing
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