Supporting communities, enabling them to prevent new HIV infections and giving people living with HIV access to treatment remains is the core of our work.
We know that directly supporting communities that are at the highest risk of infection is the most effective approach in the response to HIV/AIDS. People in these communities know best what they need to remove the barriers to prevention and treatment. We work closely with those that are most vulnerable to HIV and most affected by stigma and discrimination. These people and communities know what works and which approach fits them best. It is essential that education, testing, treatment and healthcare are accessible to everyone, people should feel encouraged and free to use these services. People in a community know what works in practice and are aware of the needs, sensitivities and challenges. That’s why we always put local communities of people vulnerable to HIV and most affected first in our approach.
The direct involvement of people who are most vulnerable to HIV is essential to all our activities. We fully subscribe the Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV and AIDS (MIPA) principle in all our work.