Social and economic characteristics of AIDS patient in Jordan: A descriptive field study

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Hussein Omar
Al khozahe

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This study aims to identify the status of AIDS patients in Jordan and their social and economic characteristics  through detecting  number of  the cases and ways  of  contracting this disease. The patients were classified according to age, gender , place of contracting  the disease, and their origin. The study came with the following results: The total number of the detected cases since the establishment of the national AIDS program for disease prevention in 1986 till the end of 2015 was 1222 cases;   325  Jordanian and 897  foreigners . The total number of deaths of this disease was 115. Having illegitimate sex contact  is the first reason for AIDS infection( 55%);  most of these cases were outside Jordan. the age categories (30-39) and (40-49) came first  among AIDS patient (52%).Additionally, 20% of the AIDS patients were female and 26.6% of the total number of AIDS patients were Jordanians. The moment the disease is discovered, the AIDS patient feels shocked, denial and regret then he starts accepting it and integrating into society.

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Omar, H., & khozahe, A. (2018). Social and economic characteristics of AIDS patient in Jordan: A descriptive field study. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 5(6). https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.56.4554
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