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HIV/AIDS: The Zimbabwean Situation and Trends

Publication year: 
2013
Author (s): 
Duri Kerina, Stray-Pedersen Babill, Muller F
Publication details: 
American Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2013
Abstract:

Recent data from general population surveys point to a remarkable decline in the HIV prevalence attributed mainly to changes in sexual behavior and to some extent to effective preventive programmes such as male circumcision, prevention of mother to child transmission of the virus (PMTCT) including improved access to anti retroviral therapy among the infected that has consequently reduced transmission at population level. This review seeks to give a simple and clear Zimbabwean HIV/AIDS perspective detailing the geographical, demographical, social economic status including HIV related legal aspects that could have shaped the observed disease burden and trends. Milestones, impact, and challenges around the control of the HIV/AIDS pandemic will be discussed