Harare, Bulawayo Named Zim HIV Hotspots- Report

A report by AVERT said Bulawayo, Harare, Ruwa and Chitungwiza are the country’s HIV hotspots.

These areas have the highest number of infected people who are not on treatment. The study carried out by AVERT concluded that areas linked to commercial transport corridors and diamond mining activities are HIV hotspots particularly for men. Part of the report reads:

A detailed geographic analysis of Zimbabwe’s HIV epidemic indicates the greatest concentrations of people living with HIV who lack treatment are in the country’s main cities and urban settlements. The most concentrated levels of people living with HIV were found in HIV ‘hotspots’, urban settings such as Harare, Norton, Chitungwiza, Ruwa and Bulawayo.

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Chitungwiza is a dormitory town found some 30 km, from Harare. The town is known for producing some of the finest musicians such as Alick Macheso and Mechanic Manyeruke. The latest popuation survey(2012) revealed that the city has In 2013 it made international headlines after... Read More About Chitungwiza

Ruwa is a district in Mashonaland East Province. Read More About Ruwa

Norton is a Town located in Mashonaland West Province in Zimbabwe. It is located about 44.5km west of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. It is surrounded by farms and forest plantations. It is also home to the Darwindale Dam. Read More About Norton


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