"CIDRZ has played a vital role in providing quality, long-term health care to HIV/AIDS infected adults and children..." -- The Honorable Jeff Sessions, U.S. Senator from Alabama
The CIDRZ HIV prevention and treatment service units support 338 public health facilities in four of the nine provinces of Zambia. Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services are offered in 330 clinics and hospitals. The PMTCT program has tested 1,081,137 women and provided 120,573 women with maternal ARV prophylaxis. The program has a particular focus on expanding access to more efficacious PMTCT regimens and to HAART, and on early infant diagnosis for HIV-exposed babies.
HIV care and treatment services are offered in 71 sites. Since the program began in 2004, over 279,680 people have received HIV care, with 180,688 starting antiretroviral therapy. Our related service activities include a comprehensive cervical cancer screening program that has screened over 57,000 women in its five years, and an integrated TB/HIV program that offers HIV testing to TB patients and TB screening for all HIV patients.