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.