Vice President Inonge Wina says Zambia has made strides in reducing HIV/AIDS infections.
Mrs. Wina however says access to Antiretroviral therapy -ART- has been a challenge due to economic challenges.
She says government has shown political will in the fight against HIV/AIDS by engaging more stake holders such as traditional leaders and players in the education sector.
The Vice President says government has also used various mechanisms such as the fight against Child marriages, campaign against Gender Based Violence, Women and Youth empowerment programmes to fight the epidemic.
She says Zambia remains committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS by adopting new strategies.
Mrs. Wina was speaking when United Nations AIDS Southern Regional Director, Sheira Tiou called on her at her office in Lusaka.
And Professor Tiou congratulated Zambia on her outstanding performance in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
She said her organisation is impressed that Zambia has recorded a drop in HIV/AIDS related deaths by 60 percent.
Professor Tiou lobbied the Zambian government to participate in the forthcoming High level meeting on HIV/AIDS to be held from June 8 to 12, 2016 in New York.