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HIV and AIDS STATUS The final results of the 2016-17 Tanzania HIV Impact Survey (THIS 2016-17) shows remarkable strides Tanzania is making toward controlling HIV epidemic. The result includes extensive data on prevalence, incidence and uptake of HIV and AIDS services for adults, adolescents and children. HIV incidenceThe incidence of HIV infection among adults aged 15 years and older is 0.24% overall (0.16% among males and 0.32% among females). This corresponds to approximately 72,000 new infections per year (about 24,000 among males and 48,000 among females). Among adults aged 15-49 years, the estimated HIV incidence was 0.24% and, for those aged 15-64 years, it was 0.25% (0.17% among males and 0.34% among females). Among males, annual incidence peaked in those aged 35-49 years (0.37%), and among females, annual incidence peaked in those aged 25-34 years (0.70%).The incidence of HIV infection among adults aged 25-34 years is higher (0.43%) compared to other age groups. Females were almost five times more likely to be HIV positive compared to males (0.15% among males and 0.7% among females) in that particular age group. HIV PREVALENCEPrevalence of HIV infection among adults aged 15 years and older in Tanzania is 4.9% (6.3% among females, and 3.4% among males). This corresponds to approximately 1.4 million PLHIV aged 15 years and older in the country. Prevalence among adults aged 15-49 years is 4.7% for the entire country (3.1% among males and 6.2% among females) with higher prevalence in urban areas at 5.5%, as compared to 4.2% in rural areas, 4.8% in Tanzania mainland and 0.4% in Zanzibar. There is a regional variation of HIV prevalence, Njombe being the highest 11.4% followed by Iringa 11.3% and Mbeya 9.3% while the lowest HIV prevalence is in Lindi(0.3%) HIV Prevalence by EducationOverall, prevalence decreased with increasing education level. Among adults aged 15 years and older, HIV prevalence by education status ranged from 6.1% in those with no education to 0.5% in those with post-secondary (A-Level) training. HIV prevalence was 6.1% among those with no education, compared to 5.5% among those with primary school education and 2.7% among those with secondary/O-level education. HIV prevalence in females with no education, primary education, and secondary (O-level) education was 6.7%, 7.2% and 3.6%, compared to males with the same level of education 5.0%, 3.7%, and 2.0% respectively. HIV Prevalence by Marital StatusOverall, females have a higher burden of HIV compared to males.Among those aged 15 years and older, who have never married, HIV prevalence is 1.8%. HIV prevalence in females who are never married is approximately three-fold greater (3.1%) compared to men who are never married (0.9%). Among those who are married or living with a partner (or living together), HIV prevalence is 4.8%. Among those who are widowed, divorced, or separated, HIV prevalence is more than twice as high as in those who are married (widowed 13.0%, divorced/separated 11.0% .Trend of HIV PrevalenceTanzania is experiencing a declining trend of HIV prevalence; in all four population-based surveys the HIV prevalence had been declining. It was 7% in 2003/04, 5.7% in 2007/08 5.3% in 2011/2012 and now is 4.8% in 2016/2017. UNAIDS 90-90-90Tanzania has made this commendable progress by either reaching or exceeding the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets nationally, by attaining 61-94-87 among adults. Tanzania accomplished this through the strategic expansion of HIV prevention and treatment services, with a focus on Test and start at an individual and community level, and the swift implementation of forward-leading HIV policies. The first 90, the country attained 61 % (Male 59% and Female 71%), the challenge is among men who are not testing voluntarily.HOUSEHOLDS WITH HIV INFECTED MEMBERSIn Tanzania, 9.9% of households has at least one HIV-positive member (11.8% of urban households and 8.7% of rural households). Among HIV-affected households, 82.8% has one HIV- positive member and 16.3% has two HIV-positive members. This distribution is almost similar for urban and rural households. Overall, 7.1% of households in Tanzania has an HIV- positive head of the household. Of the male-headed households, 4.8% are headed by an HIV-positive male. Among female-headed households, 12.0% are headed by an HIV-positive female. VIRAL LOAD SUPPRESSIONViral load suppression is a key indicator of treatment success in HIV-positive individuals. For the purposes of THIS, VLS was defined as VL less than 1,000 HIV RNA copies/mL of plasma.Overall, 51.9% of HIV-positive adults aged 15 years and older, had VLS (41.5% among males and 57.2% among females). The percentage of HIV positive adults aged 15 years and older with VLS ranged from 32.4% in Geita region to 66.0% in Kagera region. Almost 88% (87.8%) of adults aged 15 years and older on ART had VLS (84.4% of males and 89.1% of females). Adolescents and young adults aged 15-24 years had comparatively lower VLS with 41.5% having a suppressed viral load (22.2% for males and 47.1% for females).

Our Mission

To engage stakeholders at the local, regional and international levels to provide human, social, technological and financial resources in  supporting  comprehensive HIV&AIDS interventions in Tanzania according to the national priorities

Our Vision

To mobilize resources for the HIV and AIDS that can lead to greater sustainability of the National Response

Our Goal

Ensure availability of adequate resources to execute planned activities in order to achieve targets set in national Multi-sectoral strategic Framework 2018/19 -2022/23 and beyond


Ensure availability of adequate resources to execute planned activities in order to achieve targets set in national Multi-sectoral strategic Framework 2018/19 -2022/23 and beyond


Dr. Leonard Maboko

Executive Director

Dr. Angela Ramadhani

Vice Chairman

Mr. Asupya Nalingigwa


Ms. Fatma Manzi


Mr. John Cheyo


Ms. Anifa Amir


Mr. Gerard Lazaro


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