Zambia Barometer 2013 Chapter 7 HIV and AIDS

Date: November 26, 2013
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Key points

  • Zambia is one of the countries with the highest adult HIV prevalence rates (12.5%).
  • The country’s overall SGDI score is 56% based on empirical evidence while the overall citizen’s score based on perceptions is 76%.
  • Women form the majority of those living with HIV at 57% compared to 43% men.
  • About 68% of those living with HIV/AIDS are on anti retroviral (ARV) treatment while 86% of HIV positive pregnant women are receiving Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT).
  • Zambia has begun work on the development of a care work policy.
  • The National Aids Council (NAC) coordinates the implementation of the multi-sectoral Strategic Framework.

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