Global Health Observatory (GHO)

HIV/AIDS prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa

Situation and trends

Prevalence of HIV among urban women is 1.6 times higher, on average, than that among rural women and urban men for 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prevalence of HIV among urban women is as high as 37% in Swaziland and 31% in Lesotho.

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