POZlife

POZLife: Life from the Infected and Effected point of veiw.

HIV Rate Drops In Zimbabwe

Posted by pozlife on November 7, 2007

110207z
by The Associated Press

Posted: November 2, 2007 – 11:00 am ET

(Harare) Zimbabwe has registered a 2.5 percent decline in HIV infection rates, and the number of AIDS deaths also is dropping, the government said Thursday, crediting its "tireless efforts" to fight the pandemic.

Quoting figures it said were verified by the United Nations, the Ministry of Health said the HIV rate dropped from 18.1 percent in people aged 15 to 49 years last year to 15.6 percent this year.

AIDS deaths also have decreased, down to 2,214 a week from around 2,500 a week, according to the new statistics.

A researcher at London’s Imperial College who helped work on the figures said the trends presented were as accurate as possible given the available data, according to college spokeswoman Laura Gallagher.

LiveJournal Tags:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: