National Status

Since the first three AIDS cases were reported in Tanzania in 1983, the HIV epidemic has spread rapidly to all districts and communities in the country and affected all sectors of the society. However, HIV prevalence continues to decline over the years. The UNAIDS estimates for HIV and AIDS in Tanzania for the year 2015 were as follows:

  • 1,400 000 people living with HIV
  • prevalence rate is 4.7% among adults aged 15 to 49
  • 1,300,000 adults aged 15 and over are living with HIV
  • 780,000 women aged 15 and over living with HIVHIV
  • 91,000 children aged 0 to 14 are living with HIV
  • 36,000 are deaths due to AIDS
  • 790,000 are orphans due to AIDS aged 0 to 17 years  

Source: UNAIDS: http://www.unaids.org/en/regionscountries/countries/unitedrepublicoftanzania/

For more information about HIV & AIDS in Tanzania please visit http://www.moh.go.tz/ and http://www.nacp.go.tz/ 

HIV Prevalence among Youth                           

According to Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey 2011-12 (THMIS), HIV prevalence among young women is higher than among young men, particularly for youth age 23-24 where women are more than twice as likely to be infected as men (6.6% versus 2.8%). See the below graph showing different categories of youth age groups.

 Source: Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey 2011-12

 

HIV Prevalence by Marital Status

HIV prevalence is highest among women and men who are widowed. HIV prevalence is also high among divorced and separated women and men. Women and men who have never been married are least likely to be HIV positive. See the below graph.

What We Do

  • Provision of Comprehensive HIV Care +

    The purpose of** Boresha Project** is to support comprehensive facility-based HIV testing, care, treatment and support service provision in 9 scale-up and 25 sustained districts in the five lake zone regions of Geita, Mara, Mwanza, Simiyu and Shinyanga. .

  • Accelerated Children Treatment +

    The goal of the PMTCT program is to increase the quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the program’s focus regions in Tanzania, and to ensure a sustainable and locally-owned response..

  • TB in the Mining Sector Programme +

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