Has Swaziland turned the corner in the fight against AIDS?


There’s some good news released this morning about the fight against HIV and AIDS in Swaziland…

“MBABANE, 5 December (PLUSNEWS) – The Swazi government expressed cautious optimism after a survey found that 39.2 percent of women visiting antenatal clinics tested positive for HIV, indicating that the infection rate was dropping.

Medical data from pregnant women is used as a barometer of HIV/AIDS prevalence among the country’s about one million people and although the figure was above the 38.6 percent recorded in 2002, it was down from the 42.6 percent reached in 2004.”

Please God, let this be the beginning of the end to that country’s struggle against this awful plague.

Read the rest here: IRIN PlusNews HIV/AIDS News and information service | Southern Africa | SWAZILAND: Has Swaziland turned the corner in the fight against AIDS? | | DFID

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