The Ethiopia Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (EPHIA) began fieldwork in October 2017, concluded in April 2018, and announced preliminary results in December 2018. In Ethiopia, survey teams visited approximately 10,500 households, interviewed approximately 20,000 participants, and provided HIV counseling and testing. The findings, announced around World AIDS Day (December 1) 2018, showed progress on HIV treatment and care. Details on the findings can be found below.
Key Preliminary Findings
EPHIA key preliminary findings among adults ages 15 to 64 years living in urban areas:
- HIV incidence: 0.06%
- HIV prevalence: 3.0% (0.3 for children ages 0 to 14 years)
- Viral load suppression:
- 90-90-90: 72.0% of PLHIV ages 15 to 64 years in Ethiopia report knowing their status, 98.6% of those individuals self-report being on ART, and 89.6% of that group are virally suppressed