Swaziland turns around world's highest HIV infection rate: report

King of Swaziland Mswati III visits the Gem and Jewellery Exchange in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on August 15, 2012. The number of HIV tests conducted in Swaziland more than doubled from 176,000 in 2011 to 367,000 in 2016. PHOTO | ISHARA S. KODIKARA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • In 2011, 31 per cent of adults (aged 18-49) out of a total country population of just over 1.2 million, were infected with HIV.
  • ART not only stops HIV from replicating and attacking a patient's immune system, but also curbs its spread to sexual partners.



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