The development of harmonized minimum standards for guidance on HIV testing and counselling and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in the SADC region: HTC country report: Namibia

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.U.Agu
KEYWORDS: HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING (HTC), HIV/AIDS, NAMIBIA, PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION (PMTCT) PROGRAMME
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6314

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Abstract

The estimated HIV prevalence for adults (15-49) in 2007 was 15.3% (UNICEF, 2008). Estimates based on sentinel surveillance data in 2007 indicated a prevalence of 14.0% for 15-24 year-olds (SADC, 2008).1 NDHS figures indicate that 18 - 25% of the population was tested for HIV. NDHS figures indicate that slightly more females than males were tested (the female figure stands at 28%). In July 2007, the president of Namibia launched the National HIV/AIDS Policy. It is expected to provide an environment that enables the national response.