Mozambique Country Profile
A new CDC study examining the first decade of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up in Mozambique revealed fewer people are dying from HIV in recent years, likely due to more patients starting treatment at earlier disease stages. The analysis also found that people who more recently began ART were less likely to remain engaged in HIV treatment and care over time.
When Nokwazi Ndlovu* from Umlazi Township, south of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was sexually assaulted by her stepfather she told her mother, but her mother didn’t believe her. Instead, she allegedly defended him saying he would never commit such a heinous act.
When resources are limited, community support groups can help expand HIV treatment and improve patient retention. Mozambique is one of the most severely affected countries in the world by the HIV epidemic, with roughly 1.5 million people living with HIV and nearly 40,000 deaths annually. From 2004 to 2016, CDC, U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the country’s Ministry of Health, and other partners, have provided antiretroviral treatment (ART) to 800,000 people.
- Page last reviewed: September 23, 2018, 11:00 PM
- Page last updated: September 23, 2018, 11:00 PM
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