Prevalence Rate of HIV in SADC By Sex, (% of Population Age 15-24 Years), 2000 – 2013

In most countries in the SADC region, the prevalence rates have either gone down or have stabilized, due to government adopting, formulating and implementing policies that seek to reduce levels of infection, encouraging behavioural change, and providing access to Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT), HIV treatment, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), and Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART).

Country

Sex

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Angola

Female

1.1

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.6

1.1

1.1

1.2

1.2

Male

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

Botswana

Female

17.8

16.8

15.5

14.1

12.6

11.2

10.0

15.3

10.7

11.8

 

9.0

4.0

4.0

Male

9.6

8.9

8.2

7.4

6.6

5.8

5.2

5.1

4.8

5.2

 

4.1

11.1

11.1

Democratic Republic of Congo

Female

0.8

0.8

0.8

0.8

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

Male

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

Lesotho

Female

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

32.4

32.4

n.a.

14.9

n.a.

13.6

n.a.

15.4

10.7

10.5

Male

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

13.7

25.4

n.a.

5.9

n.a.

4.2

n.a.

6.4

5.8

5.8

Madagascar

Female

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.2

Male

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.2

0.2

Malawi

Female

9.7

9.4

8.9

8.4

7.9

7.3

6.7

6.2

5.7

6.8

4.8

4.5

4.1

3.8

Male

5.1

4.9

4.7

4.4

4.2

3.9

3.6

3.4

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.6

2.5

2.4

Mauritius

Female

n.a.

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.2

Male

n.a.

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.2

Mozambique

Female

4.2

10.2

10.5

10.6

10.4

10.1

9.7

9.3

8.9

8.6

8.2

8.0

7.7

7.5

Male

1.6

3.5

3.5

3.4

3.3

3.2

3.1

3.3

3.2

3.1

3.0

2.9

2.9

2.9

Namibia

Female

11.1

10.9

10.5

9.8

8.9

8.1

7.2

6.4

5.7

5.8

4.9

4.8

4.8

4.8

Male

5.8

5.6

5.3

4.9

4.5

4.0

3.5

3.2

2.9

2.3

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.7

Seychelles

Female

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

0.8

n.a.

Male

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

0.8

n.a.

South Africa

Female

18.3

19.1

19.4

19.2

18.7

18.1

17.3

16.6

15.9

13.6

14.8

14.3

13.8

13.1

Male

5.8

5.9

5.9

5.7

5.5

5.2

5.0

4.8

4.6

4.5

4.4

4.2

4.1

4.0

Swaziland

Female

16.9

16.7

16.4

15.8

15.3

14.9

14.4

14.1

13.8

11.1

13.6

13.4

13.0

12.4

Male

8.9

8.7

8.4

8.1

7.9

7.7

7.6

7.5

7.5

13.9

7.5

7.6

7.4

7.1

United Republic of Tanzania

Female

4.0

3.7

3.5

3.2

3.0

2.9

2.8

2.7

2.6

3.9

2.4

2.3

2.3

2.2

Male

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.7

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

Zambia

Female

6.8

6.7

6.6

6.5

6.3

6.1

5.9

5.7

5.5

8.9

5.1

5.0

4.8

4.5

Male

5.0

4.9

4.9

4.8

4.6

4.5

4.4

4.2

4.1

4.2

3.8

3.8

3.6

3.5

Zimbabwe

Female

14.8

13.1

11.6

10.3

9.3

8.5

7.9

7.4

7.2

7.1

7.0

6.8

6.7

6.6

Male

7.8

6.9

6.1

5.4

4.9

4.5

4.3

4.1

4.1

4.1

4.1

4.1

4.1

4.1

    Source: SADC Statistical Yearbook 2013

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