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: Lesotho

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.U.Agu
KEYWORDS: HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING (HTC), HIV/AIDS, LESOTHO, PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION (PMTCT) PROGRAMME
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6317

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Abstract

According to the Lesotho Demographic and Health Survey (DHS, 2004), the national average HIV prevalence (age 15-49) for Lesotho is 23.3%, with the highest prevalence in districts closest to Maseru (Lesotho DHS, 2004). There has been a steady increase in uptake of HTC since 2004, in part resulting from the major 'Know Your Status' campaign. By the end of 2008, about 28% of the population knew their HIV status.