HIV Prevalence by Employment in the Last Year

Employed women (11.2%) and men (7.1%) are more likely to be HIV positive than unemployed women (9.9%) and men (2.6%)

HIV Prevalence by Region

HIV prevalence varies by region. Among women,HIV prevalence ranges from a low of 5.6% in Northern region to 15.7% in Southern region. Among men, HIV prevalence is lowest in Central region (4.4%) and highest in Southern region (9.2%).

HIV Prevalence by Residence

Overall, 8.8% of Malawian adults age 15-49 are HIV positive. HIV prevalence is higher among women (10.8%) than among men (6.4%). Malawian women and men living in urban areas are more likely to be HIV positive than those in rural areas.