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Zim records HIV gains despite Covid-19 threat


Capitalk Reporter |  6 days ago | top


Zim records HIV gains despite Covid-19 threat


Zimbabwe has recorded a significant gain in its response to the HIV epidemic, as evidenced by a steady decrease in incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates, predicated on the attainment of the 95/95/95 targets.


Zimbabwe set ambitious targets as it calls for 95 percent of all people living with HIV to know their status, 95 percent of all HIV positive to receive sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 95 percent of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy to have viral suppression by 2025.


Latest statistics released by the national ART coordinator in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr. Chiedza Mupanguri, show that Zimbabwe is now at 96/97/95 and has adopted the use of a new ARV medicine, dolutegravir (DTG), which leads to rapid viral suppression.