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Table 1 Selected HIV/AIDS indicators in Zambia, 2005 - 2007

From: Task sharing in Zambia: HIV service scale-up compounds the human resource crisis

Indicator 2005 2006 2007
Population (in millions) 11.4 11.8 12.2
Adult HIV prevalence% (aged 15-49) 13.9 13.5 13.1
HIV prevalence in pregnant women (%) 19.1 19.1 19.3
Number (%) of adults and children with
advanced HIV infection receiving ART
39 351 80 030 (32.9) 149 199 (50.5)
Number (%) of pregnant women needing
and receiving ART to reduce the risk of
mother to child transmission (PMTCT)
No data 25 578 (29.7) 35 314 (39.1)
Number(%) of women and men 15-49 who
received a test in the last 12 months
and knew their results
(15.6) 234 430 (15.4) 254 585 (15.4)
Number of sites providing ART 107 156 322
Number of sites providing PMTCT 67 307 678
Number of sites providing HIV Counselling
and Testing (VCT)
No data 883 1028
% of adults and children with HIV still alive
12 months after initiation of ART
No data 89.6 87.6
  1. Source: Zambia Country UNGASS Report 2008 (Ministry of Health Zambia, National HIV/AIDS Council of Zambia, 2008)