HIV/AIDS Awareness

We raise awareness in the U.S. both about the HIV/AIDS crisis in southern Africa and about the cultural treasures of Zimbabwean art.

Few positive headlines about Africa reach the American public through the mass media today. Whatever news does trickle through seems primarily to deal with famine, war, or some health catastrophe.

Modern Zimbabwean art should be celebrated as an African achievement; an independent contribution to world culture; a Modern Art form which, despite all, celebrates life; engaging us irrespective of culture, language, or tradition. Once engaged by the art and the faces of the people who produced it, we believe that you will be impressed by the beauty of Zimbabwean culture. This awareness places the catastrophe of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa in an even more dramatic light.

HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

  • The prevalence of HIV in 15 to 49 year olds is estimated to be 15.3% in 2007. This is decreased from a high of 28.9% in 1997, and represents a very positive trend over the past 10 years.
  • Despite this progress, UNAIDS estimates that 1.3 million people were living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe in 2007 and an estimated 140,000 died of the disease that same year.
Source: UNAIDS
 
 
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