Botswana National Policy on HIV and AIDS
The National Policy on HIV and AIDS was first developed in 1992 and then later revised in 1998. In the context of a multi-sectoral response and within a weak national legislative environment for HIV and AIDS, the policy sought to provide appropriate guidance for the development and implementation of the national response. Its design and articulation, however, often produced confusion regarding the role of the national policy versus the role of the national strategic plans for HIV and AIDS, each providing strategies and implementation guidelines.
The HIV and AIDS epidemic in Botswana, as elsewhere, continues to pose significant challenges to Government, Civil Society, the private sector, religious organisations, and Development Partners. The nation’s response to HIV and AIDS has consistently sought to address the emergent and changing challenges and priorities over time.