The main objective of this predominately ethnographic, mixed methods study was twofold: first it was explore adolescents’ access to and utilisation of available HIV services including testing, and antiretroviral treatment as well as adherence to the treatment and retention in HIV care. The second objective was to gain in-depth insight into the experiences of adolescents living with HIV in different family contexts in Swaziland, from the perspective of adolescents themselves.
The presentation of the Swaziland HIV Investment Case (SHIC) is a demonstrated commitment by the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland to work towards His Majesty King Mswati III’s vision of attaining an AIDS-free Swaziland by 2022. An objective that is in line with the national vision to attain ‘First World Status’ by 2022. For the Kingdom, managing, containing and ending AIDS is the most critical obligation, in recognition that HIV is the largest single catastrophe that the Swazi society has ever witnessed and suffered.
The National HIV Operational Plan (NOP) operationalizes the Extended National Multisectoral HIV and AIDS Framework (eNSF) 2014-2018. The NOP was developed through collective efforts by HIV implementers and partners in the country. The NOP translates the eNSF strategies into key and sub-activities, defines leading partners, targets and the estimatedcosts for these interventions.
Spectrum is a suite of easy to use policy models which provide policymakers with an analytical tool to support decision making processes. Spectrum was used in modelling the magnitude of the HIV epidemic and the demographic, social and economic impacts in Swaziland. The projections were generated by a Mutisectoral Estimates and Projections Core Team led by NERCHA, in 2015.
Study done to assess the quality of life (QOL) of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in Swaziland who are on ART.
The 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS recognizes the urgent need to achieve the Millenium Developmnt Goals (MDGs0 targets, particularly MDG 6 aimed at halting and reversing the HIV epidemic by 2015.