Africa Outbreaks: Rwanda HIV outbreak

Afro Health Initiative
5 min readAug 16, 2020

Written by Ritchie Aseke, a Physician Associate , 12th August 2020

What was the outbreak:

Since the first reported case in 1959 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [1], by the end of 2019, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) had infected over 38.0 million people globally and is responsible for the death of over 690,000 people [2]. More than any other region in the world, countries in Africa have sustained the predominant impact of the global HIV outbreak; in 2001 more than 70% of people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa…

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