Jun 27

Namibia records decline in HIV prevalence

Executive Director in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, says that there has been a significant decline in HIV prevalence among pregnant women in Namibia, with prevalence, which was as high as 22 per cent in 2002, decreasing to less than 14 per cent by 2022. “The coverage of anti-retroviral therapy among HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women has consistently remained above 98 per cent,” Nangombe said, pointing out that “the efforts have led to a remarkable achievement in viral load suppression, with approximately 90 per cent of individuals achieving suppression”.