HIV/AIDS

Overview

Botswana has the second highest HIV prevalence in the world with latest reports estimating it to be around 17.6% for the general population and 24% for 15 years and above age group. 48.9% of women aged 30-34 years while 33.3% of pregnant ones are HIV positive. Recent reports show that the incidence of HIV infections has gone down and prevalence among the 15 to 24 year olds has declined. With access to treatment, HIV-related mortality has declined from 6% in 2003 to 1 % in 2011. Policy adjustment aimed at improving access to services among key affected populations are needed to sustain the gains made so far. Financing of the HIV and AIDS response into the future need prioritising.more

Our Support

We are strategically placed to provide comprehensive support to the Government of Botswana (GoB) in addressing the development impact of HIV and AIDS by developing national capacity to respond to the epidemic effectively. We work towards meeting our corporate goals on HIV and AIDS, which focus on: AIDS and human development; Governance of AIDS; and, AIDS, Human Rights and gender.more

HIV and AIDS in Botswana

Botswana has the second highest HIV prevalence in the world with latest reports estimating it to be around 17.6% for the general population and 24% for 15 years and above age group. 48.9% of women aged 30-34 years while 33.3% of pregnant ones are HIV positive. (UNDP Thailand/Nery Ronatay)http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/hiv-aids/overview.html

Our Stories

Botswana has seen improvements in the provision high quality Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) and good coverage of Preventing Mother-to-child Transmission programmes that have led to elimination risks of having HIV positive newborns.
Botswana turning the tide against HIV/AIDS

Botswana has been turning the tide against HIV and AIDS. Several of the country’s health indicators that had deteriorated owing to the effects of HIV andmore 

Through support from UNDP and the UN’s interagency programme on HIVAIDS (UNAIDS), the government has commissioned studies on HIV in key populations.
Botswana to address HIV/AIDS legal issues, human rights

Botswana has embarked on a process aimed at generating evidence to inform the HIV policy and related legal reviews that would address the human rights aspectsmore 

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