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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. The LePHIA 2020 survey conducted nearly 10,000 household interviews.

Details on the summary sheet findings can be found below.

LePHIA 2020: Key Findings*


Annual HIV incidence among adults


HIV prevalence among adults


Viral load suppression among adults living with HIV*

LePHIA 2020: 95-95-95 among adults living with HIV


Adults living with HIV who knew their HIV status


Adults who were aware of their HIV status who were on ART


Adults who were on ART who had viral load suppression

*LePHIA 2016-2017 Summary Sheet and Final Report, as well as related reports and publications, can be found below.

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