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8: Eight of the sub-Saharan African countries with the highest numbers of new HIV infections reported condom use rate of 45 per cent or greater among males

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, eight have achieved a reported condom use rate of 45 per cent or greater among males. 

Knowledge levels remain low among both young men and young women, as do levels of access to HIV testing, particularly among young men, for whom there is no entry point comparable to maternal health programmes that provide testing and services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) for young women. None of the countries analysed are close to reaching the 95 per cent target set in 2001. 

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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