Malawi Barometer 2013: Chapter 7 HIV and AIDS

Date: November 27, 2013
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Key points

  • The SGDI score for the HIV and AIDS sector is 46% and this puts Malawi at number ten in the SADC region.
  • Malawian citizens were more generous in rating the government – 61% that places the country tenth in the region.
  • The percentage of population infected by HIV is 10%.
  • Prevalence was higher among women at 12.9% compared to men at 8.1%.
  • Mother to child transmission accounts for almost a quarter of new infections.
  • Malawi, which demonstrated low levels of knowledge (42%) about HIV in both women and men has implemented a policy framework for the provision of sexual and reproductive health services for young people.
  • About 21% of the population, living with HIV and AIDS is receiving Anti-Retroviral treatment.
  • Fifty-three percent of HIV positive pregnant women are receiving Preventing Mother toChild Transmission (PMTCT) services.
  • Malawi has started developing a care work policy.

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