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