Ascer­tain­ing the Preva­lence of HIV/AIDS

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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.

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