Target: Reduce HIV prevalence in the general population of 3, 2% in 2010 to 2.1% in 2016.
The national response against the AIDS pandemic, based on a multisectoral and decentralized approach, as in other countries in the African Region of WHO, has allowed to score many points, thanks in particular to: (i) personal commitment of the Head of State, Chairman of the National Council for fight against AIDS, and his wife, (ii) the active participation of all ministries, local authorities, private sector, civil society, the general population and people living with HIV in particular, solidarity in the fight against this terrible but preventable disease primarily related to human behavior (iii) the dedication of health personnel, and (iv) determining the support of development partners efforts by the Government and citizens to roll back AIDS.
Among the significant advances in the fight against HIV / AIDS, it can be noted:
- support for people living with HIV;
- free laboratory tests and anti-retroviral drugs for people living with HIV;
- reducing the rate of seroprevalence of HIV infection in general population (15 to 49 years) of 4.2% in 2003 to 3, 2% in 2009.
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