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Lesotho

The first Lesotho Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (LePHIA) was conducted between November 2016 and May 2017 to measure the status of the national HIV response.

The survey team visited over 10,000 households, interviewed participants, and provided HIV counseling and testing.

In 2019, a second LePHIA 2020 survey was launched by the Ministry of Health to assess the country’s progress towards HIV epidemic control a The LePHIA 2020 survey is currently in its post-data collection phase.

Details on the findings can be found below.

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:
50.0%

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

Recent PHIA News
PHIA Gets a Royal Launch in Lesotho
PHIA Gets a Royal Launch in Lesotho
On November 20, 2019, Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso launched the second Lesotho Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey (LePHIA 2020).