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In Mozambique, 54 percent of people living with HIV/Aids are on treatment and 61 percent of those infected are aware of their condition, according to the report released yesterday by the United Nations Program on Aids (UNAIDS).
According to the report, Mozambique is among the seven countries of Eastern and Southern Africa that account for 50 percent of the new infections between 2010 and 2016, which in that period reached 790,000.
The report indicates that about 60 percent of the Mozambican male population, aged 15-49, voluntarily sought circumcision, and that 75 percent of pregnant and HIV-positive women in the country have access to antiretroviral treatment.
The HIV/Aids prevalence rate among people aged 15-49 in Mozambique was 10.5 percent in 2015, corresponding to 1.5 million people, UNAIDS figures reveal.
The reports says that 1.4 million adult Mozambicans over the age of 15 are living with HIV.
In 2015, 39,000 people died of Aids, and 590,000 children between below the ages of 17 were registered as orphaned as a result of the disease.
According to the report, 110,000 children below the age of 14 are living with HIV, which by 2015 had infected 830,000 women aged 15 or over.Source: Lusa
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