Democratic Republic of Congo's HIV/AIDS Prevalence Hits 3.24 Percent

During a recent meeting of the National Multisectoral Council for Fighting Against AIDS, Health Minister Victor Makweng said HIV/AIDS prevalence in the Democratic Republic of Congo stands at 3.24 percent. "DR Congo is surrounded by countries with very high rates of prevalence, and it was therefore important that we know our prevalence rate," said President Joseph Kabila, who was in attendance. The meeting was held to assess the effectiveness of DR Congo's anti-AIDS efforts and to reevaluate the National Multisectoral Program for Fighting Against HIV/AIDS, which was created by presidential decree in 2004.