The evaluation of the Extended Multisectoral HIV and AIDS National Strategic Framework (eNSF) 20142018 was commissioned to assess progress in meeting the HIV and AIDS response targets as well as the country’s progress towards achievement of the Umgubudla targets. The findings of the evaluation will inform the strategic direction for a new strategy 2018-2022.
HIV Testing and Counseling
This profile of Adolescents in Swaziland provides an understanding of the situation of adolescents in the country.
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.
The implementation of prevention and treatment and care components of the HIV program has resulted in a number of results. In terms of prevention; the Service Availability Mapping 2013 shows that HTC coverage has increased from 76% in 2008 to 92% in 2013, 150 facilities in 2010 to162 in 2013 for PMTCT and 24 in 2010 to 45 in 2013 facilities providing VMMC.
Antiretroviral therapy has been identified as one of the interventions that can help lower the risk of HIV transmission from one person to another. The protective nature of ART was demonstrated in the HPTN 052 study, but this protection is at the individual level and translating this to the entire population is a function of ART coverage and efficiencies at the national level.