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·  HIV Prevalence (Adults 15-49): 24.1%

·  Estimated AIDS Deaths (2005): 18,000

·  Estimated AIDS Orphans: 120,000

From the UNAIDS Epidemiologic Fact Sheet

Partnering to Fight HIV/AIDS
CDC and the Government of Botswana began a partnership in 1995 to strengthen TB control through public health research. With the launch of the CDC Global AIDS Program (GAP) office in 2000 the partnership grew to include HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs to maximize the quality, coverage and impact of Botswana's own national response. In Botswana, this CDC-Government of Botswana partnership is known as BOTUSA (Botswana-U.S. Partnership). Working with Government of Botswana ministries, international agencies and community and faith-based organizations, CDC provides training and technical assistance, promotes innovation and evidence-based best practices, and supports targeted public health evaluation and program monitoring.

In 2003, US President George W. Bush announced the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Botswana was designated a focus country of the initiative and CDC GAP Botswana became a part of this unified US Government effort to turn the tide against the epidemic.




Last modified: January 07, 2009
Last reviewed: December 31, 2008
Content Source:
Global AIDS Program (GAP)
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention