HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities Said Successful

The Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) said the efforts made during the past five years to curb the speared of HIV/AIDS have yielded remarkable results.

In Search of "Made-to-Measure" HIV Prevention

With more than half of all Ethiopian adults tested for HIV in the past five years and a campaign for behaviour change in place, specialists are now calling for a more targeted approach.

565,000 People Receive VCT In SNNP

More than 565,000 people have received Voluntarily Counseling and blood Testing (VCT) in South Ethiopia Peoples State over the last six months, state’s health bureau said.

HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate Decreasing In Ethiopia

The Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO) said that HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has been declining significantly in Ethiopia.

HAPCO's HIV/AIDS prevention programs combine behavioral, structural and biomedical intervention strategies. Using this three-pronged approach, Five thematic areas were identified after a thorough analysis of the epidemic and the response during the SPM I (its major achievements, gaps and challenges).

These include:

  1. Creating enabling environment;
  2. Intensifying HIV prevention;
  3. Increasing access to and improving quality of chronic care and treatment;
  4. Intensifying mitigation efforts against the epidemic; and
  5. Strengthening the generation and utilization of strategic information

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Quick Facts

  • 33.3 million
  • 33.3 million[31.4-35.3] people were living with HIV worldwide in 2009
  • 1.8 million
  • In 2010 there were 1.8 million AIDS-Related deaths, lower than the 2.2 million in 2005

[Source: WHO/UNAIDS]