Tuesday, 2 December 2008

HIV/Aids prevalence rate drops in Mwanza

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

As Tanzania joined other countries in the world to commemorate World Aids Day yesterday, infection rate in Mwanza region has dropped from 9.2 per cent last year to 7 this year. A brief report on HIV/Aids voluntary testing, conducted here between December, 2007 and in May this year, suggests that while Magu district is leading with 1,881 people infected with HIV, an infection rate is 11.1 per cent.

According to the report, Ukerewe district has probably the lowest infection rate which currently stands at 3.9 per cent only. The report says that during the testing campaign, a total of 35,678 peole in Ukerewe district examined their health status, and 1,413 of them tested positive.

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