"TAKING HIV AND AIDS INFORMATION TO INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING"

The National HIV and AIDS Information and Training Centre and partners will participate in the orientation programme of first years students in the various universities and colleges in the country, beginning on Tuesday, 6 August with UNISWA Luyengo. 

Introduction

Swaziland has a generalized epidemic in which 26% of the population aged 15-49 is living with HIV. Infection is widely distributed but peaks and lows within specific segments of the population. Generally, females experience higher levels of infection, accounting for nearly 60% among adults. Between ages 10-14, HIV prevalence in girls is almost twice that of their male cohorts. This disparity more than triples within the 20-24 age group although prevalence does not peak in females until 25-30 years old.