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.
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.
Men and women in Swaziland who are engaged in multiple or concurrent sexual
partnerships, or who have sexual partners with concurrent partners, face a very
high risk of HIV infection. Ninety-four in-depth interviews were conducted with 28
Swazi men and women (14 of each sex) between the ages of 20 and 39 in order
to explore participants’ sexual partnership histories, including motivations for
sexual relationships which carried high HIV risk. Concurrency was normative,
with most men and women having had at least one concurrent sexual
The dynamics and quality of a person's sexual relationships are critical influencers of his or her mental, emotional, and physical health. Men and women in Swaziland who are engaged in multiple or concurrent sexual partnerships, or who have sexual partners with concurrent partners, face a very high risk of HIV infection. Relationship quality and satisfaction may impact sexual behaviors and partnership dynamics which in turn affect HIV risk.
The report presents outcomes of the HIV/AIDS baseline survey commissioned by Matsapha Town Board. The survey focused on areas within the current boundaries of Matsapha urban area. The respondents were heads of households and representatives of companies at management levels. Matsapha Town Board commissioned the survey mainly to provide empirical data about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS as well as interventions and activities undertaken by various organizations in Matsapha.
In The Strategy and Implementation Plan for Scaling Up Safe Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Swaziland, 2009–2013 (Ministry of Health, 2009) the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland outlined plans for integrating and scaling up male circumcision (MC). MC is to be delivered widely as part of a broad range of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention measures, as outlined in the National Strategic Framework for Response to HIV and AIDS, 2009–2014 (Ministry of Health, 2009). The MC Communications Strategy 2009–2013 is intended to support this initiative.
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.