HIV IN ETHIOPIA
DKT/ E continues to make a significant contribution to combating HIV in Ethiopia.
In the year just finished (2013), DKT/E distributed 58.2 million condoms. Since inception in 1990, DKT/E has distributed a total of 1.06 billion condoms, making DKT/E one of the largest suppliers of condoms in the country.
According to one metric*, this amounts to 114,000 thousand cases of HIV and 11,270 HIV-caused deaths averted in Ethiopia.
Unlike many parts of east and southern Africa, HIV in Ethiopia is not a generalized pandemic, but rather a heterogeneous one with geographic and demographic pockets of high-prevalence. Overall prevalence is estimated at 1.2%.
* See Population Service International's DALY Calculator