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Eswatini

The first Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey (SHIMS) was conducted in 2010-11 to measure the impact of the country’s national HIV response on HIV incidence.

From August 2016-March 2017, SHIMS2, the follow-up household-based survey was conducted to measure progress on HIV incidence and viral load suppression. The survey team visited over 6,000 households and interviewed over 11,500 adults (15 years and older) and 3,500 children (0-14 years) to collect this information.

Preparations for an upcoming survey, SHIMS3 2020, are underway.

Key Findings

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Annual HIV incidence among adults

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HIV prevalence among adults

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HIV prevalence among children

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Viral load suppression among adults living with HIV*

90-90-90 among adults living with HIV 15 years and older:
20.0%

Adults living with HIV knew their HIV status

75%

Adults who were aware of their HIV status were on ART

75%

Adults who were on ART had viral load suppression

Video: IAS 2017 Oral Abstract: Hitting the First 90 Target: Lessons from Population-based Surveys

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