A NEW report by UNAIDS shows that there has been a 34% decline in the number of new infections in Zimbabwe between 2005 and 2013.
The report shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV globally do not know their HIV-positive status.
The UNAIDS report said Zimbabwe accounted for 3% of all new HIV infections globally in 2013.
“Similarly, Zimbabwe accounts for 4% of all Aids deaths in 2013, but deaths from Aids in Zimbabwe have declined by 57% between 2005 and 2013, ” UNAIDS Zimbabwe country office said in a statement.
It said Zimbabwe was one of the 15 countries that account for 75% of new HIV infections globally.
UNAIDS Zimbabwe the report revealed that although Zimbabwe has a major Aids burden, it was among the countries that have made the strongest response.
The United Nations body said strong progress by Zimbabwe in scaling up treatment access as featured in the report with the country contributing 5% of the global total of people newly accessing antiretroviral therapy between 2010 and 2013.
The report was released in advance of the International Aids conference which commences in Melbourne, Australia on July 20.