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May 3, 2020 | In the Media

AFP: Swaziland turns around world’s highest HIV infection rate: report
Swaziland, which bears the world’s heaviest HIV burden, has halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday.

Aidsmap: Swaziland: New infections halved in five years as HIV treatment scales up
SHIMS2 is the first direct evidence that expanding HIV treatment results in fewer HIV infections in a country with a major epidemic, researchers said.

APHIV epidemic ‘coming under control’ in nation with top rate
The United States government says the HIV epidemic is “coming under control” in the country with the world’s highest prevalence of HIV, Swaziland.

CBS NewsAIDS experts fear Trump budget cuts could impact HIV/AIDS fight
After President Trump announced a “hard-power” budget plan that prioritizes defense spending over diplomacy and foreign aid, the United Nations programs combating HIV and AIDS recently released some promising news.

CNNProposed US budget cuts will help new HIV infections flourish, experts warn
Fear and concern are consuming the minds of many experts in the field of HIV control and it’s not just because of the 1.8 million people that became newly infected with the virus, nor the 1 million who died of AIDS, in 2016.

DevexQ&A: How Swaziland got on track to contain the world’s highest HIV prevalence
Dr. Velephi Okello, the deputy director of health services at Swaziland’s ministry of health, presented findings from a new survey showing that Swaziland — which has the highest adult HIV prevalence in the world — is on track toward epidemic control.

IOL: How Swaziland is tackling HIV head on
The Kingdom of Swaziland, the country worst-affected by HIV on the planet, has made monumental gains in the fight against AIDS in the past five years.

Kaiser Family FoundationNew PEPFAR Data Indicate 4 African Countries Approaching Control Of HIV Epidemics
Today, the United States announced that through support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) four African countries are approaching control of their HIV epidemics.

ScienceSwaziland makes major strides against its AIDS epidemic
New data from Swaziland, a tiny country in southern Africa, provide some of the most convincing evidence yet that aggressively ramping up treatment for HIV/AIDS works on a population level to cut the rate of new infections.

Swazi ObserverBoost for country’s fight to end AIDS
Swaziland has made momentous strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS as SHIMS2 findings revealed a major increase, from 34.8% to 71.3% viral load suppression among those on antiretroviral treatment.

UNAIDS: UNAIDS congratulates Kingdom of Swaziland on achieving over 73% viral load suppression among adults living with HIV and a major reduction in HIV incidence between 2011 and 2016
“Swaziland has demonstrated to the world that shared responsibility and global solidarity produces results,” said UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé. 

VOASwaziland Cuts HIV Infection Rate in Half
The U.S. government says the HIV epidemic is “coming under control” in Swaziland, the country with the world’s highest prevalence of the virus.

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