Zimbabwe Barometer 2013: Chapter 7 HIV and AIDS

Date: December 9, 2013
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Key points

  • The SGDI for the HIV and AIDS sector is 47% compared to the citizen score of 75%.
  • The gap between women’s and men’s perceptions of government’s performance has narrowed with women rating government’s performance at 74% compared to men at 76%.
  • In 2012, women rated government performance 71%, compared to men’s score of 79%.
  • The country has made commendable strides in reducing the overall HIV prevalence, now estimated at 15%.
  • In 2011, Zimbabwe had reached 79.5% Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) coverage; 80% for adults and 46% for children with advanced HIV infection.
  • Gender inequalities that fuel the pandemic are still evident in that women have a higher prevalence (18%) than that of men (12%).
  • Zimbabwe has a strong policy and strategic framework to address HIV and AIDS. The Zimbabwe Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV (2011- 2015) seeks to specifically address the gender dimensions of the pandemic.
  • Zimbabwe adopted a progressive policy on care work.

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