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Library ID 116 added 12/7/10
Title The Socio-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland
Author(s) Whiteside, A. Andrade, C. Arrehag, L. Dlamini, S. Ginindza, T. Parikh, Anokhi.
Document Date 1/1/2006
Document Type
Country/Region Swaziland 

This study seeks to understand the impact of HIV/AIDS on the socio-economic
fabric of the Kingdom of Swaziland. With Antenatal Clinic (ANC) prevalence
rates among women aged 15-49 recorded at 42.6% in 2004, Swaziland has one of the
highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the world and, consequently, also faces one of the
biggest challenges in mitigating its effects. The overall level of infection is still increasing,
albeit at slower rates than in the earlier stages of the epidemic. In light of the
corresponding growing burden of HIV/AIDS and the increasing number of AIDS deaths,
this study aims to investigate the multiple and concurrent ways in which HIV/AIDS is
affecting Swaziland. To capture a comprehensive picture of the current situation, this
study was conducted by collecting and reviewing existing literature (including both
published and grey literature) supplemented by interviews with key informants.

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