HIV

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Zambia (CDC) says Zambia will be among the first countries to achieve the target of an HIV and AIDs free generation.

Outgoing CDC country Director Lawrence Marum notes that Zambia has made tremendous progress in treating new infections and has paid particular attention to giving treatment to positive living patients.

Speaking to journalists in Lusaka today, Dr. Marum says Zambians should be proud of their leadership that has made it possible for many positive living people to adhere to treatment and get on with life.

Dr. Marum points out that government through the Ministries of Health and Community Development Mother and Child Health has shown commitment to preventing mother to child transmission of HIV to the best of its ability.

He adds that it is in this regard that Zambia will come closely to reducing the HIV infections by next year.

Dr. Marum has since appealed to government to continue investing more in the health sector as it is key to serving more lives and preventing infections.

Dr. Marum is a pediatrician and epidemiologist who joined CDC in 1997 and has served in Zambia as country director since November 2008.

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  1. I do agree with this information zambia has done so well thumbs up to govt , to me it has been a great suprise how they have managed to keep the infected people alive , not long past people were dying like flies in zambia but not anymore , those we left at the point of death now when I went to zambia ,I found them still kicking
    Well it is a great work that the govt has done

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    • I want my children and grandchildren to live in an HIV free society. Madala and you sugar mummys, please spare the young people!

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    • @1. Shilubemba, it is always important to be honest and not speak in “third person”. Just say you yourself has not died yet.

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  2. Indeed Zambia has recorded some positive strides in this area, the only drawback are the witch doctors and so called men of God who discourage patients from taking Meds.

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  3. That’s Zambia where homosexual relations are punishable by jail terms of 15 years or more. Very encouraging when repressive laws have been shown to increase HIV transmission.

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    • You don’t make sense. Fact is that HIV transmission is prevalent amongst homosexuals, so repressive laws against this lifestyle may have actually contributed to reducing infections.

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  4. If we push a little bit more to protect the young from this infection, we will be blessed. Perhaps as we protect kids from early marriages with old fossils, we can recommend Celibacy until marriage at the right age and after school. It is not impossible, and it is very liberating. I have been celibate since 1992, by choice. It has made me whole and very in tune with myself. If a lot more people try celibacy, we could do something noteworthy in the world by reducing new cases in this century. Well done Zambia!

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  5. Continue with day dreaming. These ARVs will become unaffordable because there is no control and people dont tell there sex partners about their status. I KNOW ONE NURSE IN LUANSHYA NOW MARRIED TO SOME MANAGER AT A NITE CLUB. SHE DOESNT CARE. SHE IS NOW WORKING IN kitwe.

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