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3: Three sub-Saharan African countries with the highest numbers of new infections reported condom use rate of 45 per cent or greater among females

Millennium Development Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 

Target 6A: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS

Indicator 6.2: Condom use at last high-risk sex 

In an analysis of 11 sub-Saharan African countries with the highest numbers of new HIV infections, only three have achieved a reported condom use rate of 45 per cent or greater among females. 

Comprehensive, correct knowledge is fundamental to the uptake of HIV services and behaviour change. A closer look at indicators on knowledge, condom use and HIV testing in countries with generalized epidemics shows that more efforts are needed to increase access to testing. 

Source: AIDS Indicator Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys and other nationally representative surveys.

Reference: http://www.childinfo.org/files/Opportunity_in_Crisis-Report_EN_052711.pdf, pp. 15-16


 

 

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