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Updated July 2009
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HIV/AIDS in Botswana
Population, 20131,900,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012340,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2012180,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 201211,000
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 201223
AIDS deaths, 20125,700
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
PEPFAR Country Profile
A summary of the activities of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in selected countries.
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 1.1MB]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 953K]
IRIN Country Profile
Contact information for national HIV/AIDS organizations, selected indicators, antiretroviral treatment statistics, and an epidemiological fact sheet from the United Nation's Integrated Regional Information Networks.
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Guidelines and Best Practices
Botswana National HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines
Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care, Botswana. 2008. [1.73M]
Surveys and Assessments
HIV/AIDS in Botswana: Estimated Trends and Implications Based on Surveillance and Modeling
National AIDS Coordination Agency (NACA). October 2008. [PDF, 1.45M]
Country-Enhanced Monitoring and Evaluation for Antiretroviral Therapy Scale-up: Analysis and Use of Strategic Information in Botswana (Case Study)
World Health Organization, December 2006. [PDF, 1.9MB]
2005 Botswana Second Generation HIV/AIDS Surveillance
Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care, Ministry of Health, June 2006. [PDF, 8.3MB]
Policy Reports and Papers
Botswana National HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework 2003-2009
National AIDS Coordinating Agency Botswana. October 2007. [PDF, 1.2M]
Epidemic of Inequality: Women's Rights and HIV/AIDS in Botswana and Swaziland--An Evidence-Based Report on the Effects of Gender Inequity, Stigma and Discrimination
Physicians for Human Rights. May 25, 2007. [PDF, 2.3MB]
Journal Articles
HIV Prevalence, Risks for HIV Infection, and Human Rights among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana
Stefan Baral, Gift Trapence, Felistus Motimedi, et al. April 2009; PLoS ONE 4(3): e4997.
Risk factors for early and late transmission of HIV via breast-feeding among infants born to HIV-infected women in a randomized clinical trial in Botswana
Shapiro RL, Smeaton L, Lockman S, et al. J Infect Dis. 2009;199:1-5. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
The cost and impact of male circumcision on HIV/AIDS in Botswana
Bollinger LA, Stover J, Musuka G, et al. J Int AIDS Soc. 2009 May 27;12(1):7.
Entertainment-education radio serial drama and outcomes related to HIV testing in Botswana
Pappas-DeLuca KA, Kraft JM, Galavotti C, et al. AIDS Educ Prev. 2008; 20(6):486-503. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Five-year outcomes of initial patients treated in Botswana's National Antiretroviral Treatment Program
Bussmann H, Wester CW, Ndwapi N, et al. AIDS. 2008;22:2303-11. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Routine HIV testing in the context of syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections: outcomes of the first phase of a training programme in Botswana
Weaver M, Myaya M, Disasi K, et al. Sex Trans Infect. 2008 Aug;84(4):259-64. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Successful introduction of routine opt-out HIV testing in antenatal care in Botswana
Creek TL, Ntumy R, Seipone K, et al. JAIDS. 2007;45:102-7. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Provider Education and Training
Antiretroviral Treatment Skills and Knowledge Notebook for Community Workers in Southern Africa
Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), USAID, 2008. [PDF, 1.79MB]
Botswana Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Training Package
Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care, Ministry of Health, Botswana, July 2006.
Clinician Support Tools
Clinical Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy Management for Displaced Populations
Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 2007. [PDF, 989K]
First-Person Accounts
Nata Village Blog
Personal accounts of community responses and initiatives to HIV/AIDS in Nata, Botswana.
A Few Days More...The Story of a Young Woman Living with HIV in Botswana
By Anne Koblanck. SAfAIDS. 2005.
National Organizations
Ministry of Health, Botswana
Botswana Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP)
A collaboration between the Government of Botswana, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Merck Company Foundation to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS in Botswana.
Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence
A partnership between the Baylor College of Medicine, the Princess Marina Hospital, and the Government of Botswana. Provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to children and their families, and conducts clinical research on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection.
KITSO AIDS Training Program
Quality, multi-disciplinary, sustainable and standardized training in HIV and AIDS care, crafted specifically for Botswana's health professionals. A collaboration of the Botswana Ministry of Health and the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership for HIV Research and Education.
Botswana Teen Club
Teen Club is a peer support group intervention for HIV-positive adolescents currently operating in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone, as well as a growing number of satellite sites throughout the country.
Conferences and Events
The 9th International AIDSImpact Conference
Upcoming AIDS conference. Gaborone, Botswana. September 22-25, 2009.
2nd Botswana International HIV conference 2008 -Bold New steps
Conference Details. Gaborone International Convention Centre, Botswana. September 17, 2008. [doc]
News Sources and Periodicals
A Gaborone-based daily independent newspaper.