Rwanda

The Rwanda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (RPHIA), a national survey, was conducted between October 2018 and March 2019 to measure the status of Rwanda's national HIV Response.

RPHIA offered home-based HIV counseling and testing with return of results, collected information about household and individual characteristics and uptake of HIV care and treatment services.

The survey team visited over 11,000 households and interviewed over 30,000 adults (15-64 years) and 9,000 young adolescents (10-14 years) to collect this information.

The preliminary results were announced in September 2019 during the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

 

Key Findings

HIV incidence among adults 15-64 years: 0.08%
HIV prevalence among adults 15-64 years: 3.0%
Viral load suppression among adults 15-64 years living with HIV:76.0%
90-90-90 among adults living with HIV 15 years and older
(based on self-report and ARV detection data):
83.8% of adults living with HIV know their status;
97.5% of those individuals self-report being on anti-retroviral therapy (ART);
90.1% of those who report being on ART have viral load suppression.

 

RPHIA Summary Sheet

RPHIA in the News

 

The New Times: Developments That Shaped the Health Sector in 2019

Results from the RPHIA survey highlighted Rwanda's remarkable progress towards achieving HIV epidemic control as one of the key health sector developments of the country.

 

Political Analysis South Africa: Rwanda's Intervention to Test for and Treat HIV Infection Yields Favourable Results

A study has shown that intervention to test for and treat HIV in Rwanda proved effective in raising viral suppression to very high levels.

 

KFF: Rwanda On Track to Achieve HIV Epidemic Control, Survey Shows

New data released demonstrates Rwanda's remarkable progress toward achieving HIV epidemic control.

 

KT Press: Kigali Has Highest HIV Numbers in the Country - Survey

A new survey released by Rwanda’s Ministry of Health and partners has indicated that the capital Kigali tops other parts of the country with the highest HIV prevalence rate among adults.

 

The New Times: How Rwanda Has Managed to Keep HIV/AIDS in Check

Five things, including the power of good leadership, are behind Rwanda’s remarkable progress toward achieving HIV epidemic control.

 

Journal du Cameroun: HIV Program in Rwanda Increasing Viral Suppression

The study entitled Rwanda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (RPHIA) show that Rwanda has made tremendous progress in the HIV response.

 

 

Contagion Live: Rwanda Is On Track to Control HIV Epidemic, According to Survey Results

According to results from the Rwanda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (RPHIA), 76% of all adults living with HIV in Rwanda have achieved viral load suppression.

 

KT Press: Patronage vs. Partnership: Time to Have Better Conversations - Kagame

During the forum, President Kagame said that Rwanda has been working with ICAP at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, together with PEPFAR, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to measure HIV epidemic control.

 

 

CelebzMagazine: Survey Results Put Rwanda on Track to Achieve HIV Epidemic Control

The Government of Rwanda and partners released new data yesterday that demonstrate Rwanda’s remarkable progress toward achieving HIV epidemic control.

 

The New Times: Major Change Underway in Africa - Kagame

Among the progressive partnerships includes one between Rwanda and Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, together with PEPFAR, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to measure HIV epidemic control.