Only a minimal amount of data is collected and reported in national documents.
Homosexual acts are illegal in Zimbabwe for men who have sex with men (sometimes referred to as MSM), but legal for women who have sex with women.
Zimbabwe has the sixth highest HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa, at 13.5% with 1.3 million people living with HIV in 2016.
Explore this page to find out more about populations most affected by HIV, testing and counselling programmes, antiretroviral treatment, prevention programmes, barriers to prevention, funding and the future of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe.I have made this change due to the fact that Ce SHHAR Zimbabwe is now mentioned in Zim’s GARPR report 2016 An estimated 720,000 women are living with HIV in Zimbabwe.9 At 15.2%, Zimbabwe also has the lowest reported unmet need for family planning among married women in sub-Saharan Africa.10 Gender inequality is present within relationships and marriages, with only 68% of men believing a woman has the right to refuse sexual intercourse if she knows he has sex with other women.As a result, many do not know their HIV status, let alone access treatment.
However, Zimbabwean organisations that support the rights of men who have sex with men and their access to HIV services do exist, such as Gays and Lesbians Zimbabwe (GALZ).
More than half of all sex workers in Zimbabwe are living with HIV with a last recorded prevalence of 57.1% in 2016.