Surveillance of transmitted HIV drug resistance in the Manzini-Mbabane corridor, Swaziland, in 2006
Antiviral Therapy Volume 13, 2008; Supplement 2: 95–100
The kingdom of Swaziland, situated in Southern Africa, is a small (17,364 km2) land-locked country with an estimated population of 1,182,500 in 2006, of which approximately 76% reside in rural areas. The country shares borders with South Africa and Mozambique. According to the sentinel surveillance conducted in 2006 among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic (ANC) sites, the HIV prevalence was 39.2% compared with 42.6% in 2004. The most affected age group was the 25–29 year-olds with 48.0% of HIV prevalence, followed by the 30–34 year-olds with 45.8%. The 15–19 year-old age group has shown a decrease in HIV prevalence in two successive sentinel surveillances: 32.5% in 2002, 29.3 % in 2004 and 26.0 % in 2006.
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