Ascertaining the Prevalence of HIV/AIDS
Rwanda unveiled a nationwide survey to ascertain the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and the effectiveness of preventive measures in the country on October 10.
The survey, named Rwanda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment, aims to estimate new HIV infections, the number of people living with HIV/AIDS and HIV viral load suppression among adults and adolescents, according to Ministry of Health of Rwanda.
This is one of the largest surveys to assess HIV/AIDS prevalence in Rwanda, said Patrick Ndimubanzi, Rwandan State Minister of Public and Primary Healthcare, at the launch in Kigali, capital of Rwanda. The survey would help the country know the status of HIV/AIDS prevalence and design new measures to further prevent it, he said.