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UNAIDS reported in 2016 that just one in seven men who have sex with men in Zimbabwe (14.1%) are aware of their status.

19 International donors such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis and PEPFAR have attempted to ensure some of their funding is directed towards men who have sex with men.

Criminalising men who have sex with men drives this vulnerable group away from HIV services.

As a result, many do not know their HIV status, let alone access treatment.

In 2015, 14% of women reported experiencing sexual violence at least once in their lifetime and 8% reported experiencing it in the last 12 months.7 In terms of broader reproductive health, Zimbabwe fares better.

Zimbabwe has the lowest reported unmet need for family planning among married women in sub-Saharan Africa (15.2%).8 Among young women, HIV prevalence increases with age, with 2.7% of women aged 15-17 living with HIV, increasing to 13.9% of women age 23-24.

For example, only 69% of men believe a woman has the right to refuse sexual intercourse if she knows he has sex with other women.

And although in the minority, 23% of females believe women do not have the right to ask their partner to use a condom if he has a sexually transmitted infection (STI).5 More than a third of women who have been married have experienced physical or sexual violence from their partner.6 This prevents women from being able to negotiate using a condom, and puts them at higher biological risk of HIV.Despite this, some progress is being made; the number of sex workers reached with HIV prevention programmes in Zimbabwe has more than doubled in recent years, from 7,300 in 2014 to 16,900 in 2015.14 Sex work is illegal in the country, with police often using their powers to intimidate, arrest and harass sex workers.This exacerbates sex workers’ vulnerability to HIV as fear of arrest often stops sex workers from accessing health services.But there are now growing epidemics among key populations who are at higher risk of HIV.5 National data on these populations is sparse.Only a minimal amount of data is collected and reported in national documents.Findings on police harassment and abuse by the Centre for Sexual Health, HIV and AIDS Research in 2016 found 20% of female sex workers in Zimbabwe experienced violence from the police in the past year.15 In addition, the possession of condoms is used as proof of sex work, with many sex workers reporting being arrested due to their work, or having their condoms confiscated.

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