There are certain regions where this is more common, such as Lusaka and Copperbelt, alongside the main transport routes, where HIV prevalence is higher than other regions.
The 2015 study of female sex workers and male long distance truck drivers mentioned above found around 33% had three or more female sexual partners in the last 12 months including wives.
One of the goals of the project is to generate evidence on the feasibility, acceptability and impact of self-testing that will then inform official World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on the intervention in order to catalyse self-testing across the globe.40 Zambia’s change in treatment policy has led to 59% of adults on ART achieving viral suppression.
At the end of 2015, over 63% of people in need of antiretroviral treatment (ART) were receiving it.
This equates to 70% of women and 58% of men living with HIV receiving ART.