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Eswatini Summary Sheet 2021

SHIMS 3, an Eswatini Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA), was a household-based national survey among adults (defined as those aged 15 years and older) to measure the impact of the national HIV response. Conducted from May 2021 through November 2021, SHIMS 3 offered HIV counseling and testing with return of results and collected information about uptake of HIV care and treatment services. Like SHIMS 1 in 2011 and SHIMS 2 in 2016-2017, SHIMS 3 estimated national HIV incidence, the national and regional HIV prevalence, and the prevalence of viral load suppression, defined as HIV RNA <1,000 copies per milliliter of blood among adults living with HIV in Eswatini. The results of these surveys provide information on national and regional progress toward control of the HIV epidemic.


This project is supported by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC under the terms of cooperative agreement #U2GGH002173. The findings and conclusions are those of the authors and
do not necessarily represent the official position of the funding agencies. The results presented here should be considered preliminary and are subject to change.

SHIMS3 Summary Sheet