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UNFPA works to intensify and scale up HIV prevention efforts in Zimbabwe. Although HIV prevalence has declined from 26.5 per cent in 1997 to 14.3 per cent to date, it retains the fifth highest HIV prevalence rate in the world.  HIV related illness remains the largest cause of death of among adults of reproductive age and children.

UNFPA’s efforts are focused on promoting access and utilisation of integrated sexual and reproductive health and HIV services. Key programmes include the integrated community based demand generation programme through the Behaviour Change Facilitators which uses the home visit approach aimed at reaching families, couples and individuals with information on HIV, GBV and SRH services available to them; the national sex work programme which provides both clinical and non-clinical SRH, counselling and legal services; condom programming; voluntary medical male circumcision; support to SRH/HIV linkages aimed at service integration; and STI prevention and control.