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Botswana

On this page you can see that Botswana adopted the 2013 WHO Guidelines on viral load testing and that the test is routinely available.

Number of people living with HIV in Botswana

390,000

Source: 2015 Country Reports to UNAIDS

Percentage of people living with HIV in Botswana, on antiretroviral therapy

63%

Source: 2015 Country Reports to UNAIDS

Botswana government policy guidelines on viral load testing

Yes, the Botswana government adopted the 2013 WHO Guidelines

Source: 2015 MSF analysis of UNAIDS & IAPAC databases

Availability of routine viral load testing in Botswana

Widely available

Source: 2015 MSF analysis of UNAIDS & IAPAC databases

Botswana national partner

Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA)

Plot 37208, Block 8
Gaborone, Botswana,
P. O. Box 402958
Tel: +267 393 2516

Get a test

It seems viral load testing is routine in Botswana. If you have not had a viral load test in the six months since you started on antiretroviral therapy, or have not had a test for at least a year, go and request a test at your health facility. Let us know what happensSee other actions here.

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