The Extended National Multisectoral HIV and AIDS Framework 2014 - 2018 indicates that Swaziland has a generalized HIV epidemic, with a prevalence rate of 26% among 15-49 and 31% among those aged 18-49 years. New HIV infections are declining, and the HIV incidence rate among those aged 18-49 years is estimated at 2.4% (1.7% among men; 3.1% among women). HIV incidence is highest among women aged 18-19, 20-24 and 30-34 years, and among men aged 30-34 years. The gender disparity in HIV incidence is also reflected in HIV prevalence, with an estimated 38% prevalence among women compared to 23% among men. Studies show that the HIV epidemic is stabilizing and shifting to older population groups.
Service delivery Framework
- Identifying HIV positive clients
- Maintaining quality HIV testing standards
- Improving linkages
Your “viral load” refers to the amount of HIV in a sample of your blood. When your viral load is high, you have more HIV in your body, and that means your immune system is not fighting HIV as well. The goal of HIV treatment is to decrease your viral load, ideally to an undetectable level. You need to stay on treatment to keep your viral load suppressed.
SNAP Joint Forces with Partners to a training for Swaziland Christian University 4th Years Student who will be graduating in few days. The purpose if the training was to equip the young mind in the burden of HIV and AIDS.