Mash East records1945 HIV & Aids Related Deaths

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1945 HIV & Aids Related Deaths in Mashonaland East.

Mashonaland East Province celebrate a decline in HIV and Aids deaths during the 2022 World Aids day

Speaking during the commemorations on behalf of Min Apollonia Munzverengwi Provincial Affairs Director Muchemwa Mugwisi, he said there is a decline in both new and existing cases.

“We have an estimated total number of 139 450 people living with HIV and Aids with 82 896 being females, 56 547 being males while 138 463 people are on ART therapy,” Mugwisi said.

“Our HIV prevalence rate has dropped significantly over the years, while incidence also dropped from 0,45 percent in 2010 to 0,18 percent in 2021.

“The province witnessed 1 945 Aids-related deaths in 2021. This shows that the pandemic is not yet over and calls for concerted efforts to respond to the epidemic,” Mugwisi added.

“Adult Anti-Retroviral (ART) coverage in the province stands at 87 percent, while children’s ART coverage stands at 68 percent, according to the 2021 HIV estimates,” said Mugwisi

Zimbabwe is now pursuing the 95-95-95 by 2025 targets.

The current areas of focus in pursuit of 2025 targets according to the National Aids Council include reducing new HIV infections among adults, adolescents, and young people (15-24 years) and children 0-14 years by 80% by 2025; reduction of AIDS deaths by 80% by 2025; and to attain zero HIV stigma and discrimination.

Globaly HIV/AIDS has killed up to 40.1 million people and infected 84.2 million over the past 40 years.

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