The Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA) begin fieldwork in June 2017, concluded in November 2017, and announced results in August 2018. Results show that 77% of all HIV-positive adults in Namibia have achieved viral load suppression, a widely used measure of effective HIV treatment in a population, surpassing the UNAIDS target of 73% by 2020. Compared with the UNAIDS 2012 estimates, Namibia has reduced its adult HIV incidence rate by 50% in the past five years. Additional details on the findings can be found below.
Key Preliminary Findings
NAMPHIA key preliminary findings (ARV-adjusted estimates) among adults ages 15 to 64:
- HIV incidence: 0.36%
- HIV prevalence: 12.6%
(1.0% for children ages 0 to 14)
- Viral load suppression: 77.4%
- 90-90-90: 86.0% of PLHIV ages 15 to 64 in Namibia report knowing their status, 96.4% of those individuals self-report being on ART, and 91.3% of that group are virally suppressed