Swaziland

No. of pages: 24

Publication date: 2013

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA & PSI

Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence of any country in the world, with more than one-quarter of the adult population infected. Although large-scale HIV prevention efforts have resulted in a decline in incidence since 1998, risky sexual behavior and insufficient condom use continue to drive the epidemic. Male condoms are a key component of Swaziland’s HIV prevention strategy, and because condoms offer dual protection against both HIV and unplanned pregnancy, they also play an important role in meeting the need for family planning.