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HIV/AIDS in Eritrea: A Quick Recap

Eritrea’s best practices in HIV / AIDS response resulted the prevalence rate to drop below 1% – one of the best on the continent.

Considering its 0.59% HIV/AIDS prevalence rate figures and progress in the context of its various socio-economic, development, and regional challenges or in comparison to other countries throughout Africa, Eritrea’s success becomes particularly striking.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

Since the start of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, an estimated 78 million people have become infected with HIV and 35 million people have died of AIDS-related illnesses.

According to UNAIDS, Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region most heavily affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Specifically, of the over 35 million people living with HIV, over 25 million are living inSub-Saharan Africa, and the region accounts for approximately 75% of all the people dying from AIDS-related causes. Continue reading HIV/AIDS in Eritrea: A Quick Recap