HIV Prevalence Decline in Zimbabwe: The Contribution of Behaviour Changes
(2015) HIV Prevalence Decline in Zimbabwe: The Contribution of Behaviour Changes, no. 51.
Background: HIV /AIDS remain an epidemic in Zimbabwe. HIV/AIDS declined in Zimbabwe between 1998 and 2008 amidst a growing number of socioeconomic and political crises Objective of the Study: The purpose of this study is to investigate the reasons given for the declines in HIV incidence and prevalence in Zimbabwe during the period between 1998 and 2008. Findings : There are different and complex reasons to explain why HIV prevalence declined in Zimbabwe and the debate around this is contestable given the socioeconomic and political problems Conclusion; HIV prevalence declined in Zimbabwe and the available evidence points to changes in sexual behaviour, particularly multiple concurrent sexual partnerships.