Zimbabwe

The People Living with HIV Stigma Index in The Zimbabwe was conducted in 2014.

A total of 1905 respondents participated in the research; 725 (38%) were male and 1180 (62%) were females.  Forty-five percent (n=864) of the respondents were adults aged between 40 – 49 years, 33% (32.9%, n= 626) were adults aged between 30 – 39 years and about 6% (5.8%, n=111) were participants aged 50years and above.   Respondents in the 20 – 24 years of age and 25 – 29 years of age constituted 4% and 9% of the respondents respectively.  Only 3% were youth aged between 15 – 19 years of age.  There was little difference in age distribution based on gender.
Slightly over 40% (41.5%, n=788) have been living with HIV for 5 – 9 years, 37% (n=701) had lived with HIV for a period between 1 – 4 years.  Only 6% (n=122) had lived with HIV for less than a year and 15% (n=286) had lived with HIV for 10 or more years.
Ninety eight percent (97.7%, n=1862) of the respondents reported that they were sexually active, of these respondents 703 (38%) were male and 1159 (62%) were female.
Nearly half of the respondents (48.6%, n=905) were married or cohabitating with a partner whom they lived with, whilst 23% (22.5%, n= 419) of respondents were widows/widowers.  Nine percent were single (8.7%, n= 162) and 7% (7.2%, n=134) were in a relationship but were not living together (see Table 4 below).  There were more widows (30.6%, n= 355) compared to widowers (9.1%, n= 64).

The full report is provided here.

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