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Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, January 2005
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)

Mentioned by

1 policy source
7 tweeters
1 Facebook page


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Readers on

134 Mendeley
2 CiteULike
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Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, January 2005
DOI 10.1186/1477-7517-2-23
Pubmed ID

Memoona Hasnain


Muslim countries, previously considered protected from HIV/AIDS due to religious and cultural norms, are facing a rapidly rising threat. Despite the evidence of an advancing epidemic, the usual response from the policy makers in Muslim countries, for protection against HIV infection, is a major focus on propagating abstention from illicit drug and sexual practices. Sexuality, considered a private matter, is a taboo topic for discussion. Harm reduction, a pragmatic approach for HIV prevention, is underutilized. The social stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, that exists in all societies is much more pronounced in Muslim cultures. This stigma prevents those at risk from coming forward for appropriate counseling, testing, and treatment, as it involves disclosure of risky practices. The purpose of this paper is to define the extent of the HIV/AIDS problem in Muslim countries, outline the major challenges to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and discuss the concept of harm reduction, with a cultural approach, as a strategy to prevent further spread of the disease. Recommendations include integrating HIV prevention and treatment strategies within existing social, cultural and religious frameworks, working with religious leaders as key collaborators, and provision of appropriate healthcare resources and infrastructure for successful HIV prevention and treatment programs in Muslim countries.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 1%
United States 2 1%
Portugal 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 125 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 19%
Researcher 22 16%
Student > Bachelor 19 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 5%
Other 23 17%
Unknown 20 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 33 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 31 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 4%
Other 21 16%
Unknown 22 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 May 2022.
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