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Swaziland - Support to Households Affected by HIV and AIDS

Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world: 39.2 percent among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics and 26 percent of the economically productive age group (15-49 years) are infected. The Government of Swaziland declared HIV and AIDS a national disaster in 1999. Due to the impact of AIDS, Swaziland has seen an increase in the mortality rate.