Getting to Zero: HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa

01 Jul 2013 116 pages
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The report draws on the most recently available data from the Global AIDS Response Reporting System, national HIV estimation exercises, data gathered and generated by UNAIDS, its co-sponsors and national partners, and the many recent studies and surveys that have been conducted in the region. The report is extensively referenced to enable interested readers to investigate source materials further.

Among the lessons learned is that strong leadership around the HIV response needs to be continuously cultivated and supported—a task that the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation, a collective of eminent Africans led by former President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, have been performing.

Highlights

  • 6.3 million Number of people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy in eastern and southern Africa in 2012.
  • 72% Coverage of services to eliminate new HIV infections among children in eastern and southern Africa in 2011 [64–80%]
  • 17.1 million Number of people living with HIV in eastern and southern Africa in 2011 [16.3–17.9 million]

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