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Blog Post Examines Data Showing Less Than Half Of Young Women With HIV Surveyed In 7 African Nations Aware Of Their Infection

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Survey across seven African countries finds young women and teenage girls less than halfway to 2020 goals for HIV control
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment, or PHIA surveys, funded by PEPFAR and conducted by ICAP at Columbia University with the support of local health ministries, which show less than half of young women and teenage girls with HIV surveyed in Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe knew they were living with HIV. Barton writes, “That’s far short of the 2020 goal of 90 percent of people living with HIV being aware of their infection that UNAIDS has projected will be necessary achieve to gain control of the pandemic” (1/11).