HIV/AIDS in Botswana

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HIV/AIDS in Botswana

Post by kosovohp on Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:41 pm

Like elsewhere in the Sub-Saharan Africa, the economic impact of AIDS is considerable. Economic development spending was cut by 10% in 2002–2003 as a result of recurring budget deficits and rising expenditure on healthcare services. Botswana has been hit very hard by the AIDS pandemic; in 2006 it was estimated that life expectancy at birth had dropped from 65 to 35 years.[24]

Approximately one in six Batswana has HIV, giving Botswana the second highest infection rate in the world after nearby Swaziland.[25] The government recognizes that AIDS will affect the economy and is trying to combat the epidemic, including free anti-retroviral drug treatment and a nation-wide Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission program. Botswana has reduced HIV transmission from infected mothers to their children from about 40% to just 4%.

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