Let’s focus on HIV prevention: NAC …as Aids Levy dwindles

Let’s focus on HIV prevention: NAC …as Aids Levy dwindles

By Daniel Chigundu NATIONAL Aids Council (NAC) finance director Albert Manenji says there is need to put more efforts in HIV/Aids prevention as it is cheaper than treatment. Zimbabwe has about 1.2 million people living with HIV/Aids and only about 1.029 million are on medication. A month supply of ARVs for a single person according to NAC is about $7.16 which translated to about US$7 million for the number of people on the medication at the moment. Addressing online journalists at a workshop, Manenji said the treatment was the biggest…

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1 in every 5 people has AIDS in Matabeleland

1 in every 5 people has AIDS in Matabeleland

By Michael Gwarisa AT least one in every five people in Matabeleland region is HIV positive, official statistics have revealed. Addressing a Media Forum organised by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) in the capital Harare, National Aids Council (NAC) Director, Monitoring and Evaluation Amon Mpofu said the Southern region has been the hardest hit with Matabeleland South recording the highest prevalence. “Among adults aged 15 to 64 years, prevalence of HIV varies geographically across Zimbabwe, ranging from 11.4 percent in Manicaland to 20.1 in Matabeleland North and 22.3…

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