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 2016 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
  • 750,000 women aged 15 and over living with HIV
  • 110 000 children aged 0 to 14 are living with HIV
  • 33 000 of adult and child deaths are due to AIDS

Source: UNAIDS:

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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. .

  • CIFF Reprogramming +

    Project Goal is to improve health services to prevent HIV transmission, increase identification of adolescents with HIV infection, and improve HIV care and treatment and retention for ALHIV in Tanzania.

  • TB in the Mining Sector Programme +

    TB in mining sector (TIMS) project is funded by Global fund through Development Aid from People to People (ADPP - Mozambique). AGPAHI is a sub-recipient of ADPP Mozambique.The project target is to screen TB to approximately 30,000 mine workers and their families.

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