Increasing Impact Through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships
World AIDS Day is a day for the world to commemorate those who have died from AIDS as well as raise awareness of the important work being done to fight HIV globally. AIDSFree, through a strong consortium partnership of eight partners with a wide array of technical expertise, works to help the world reach epidemic control of HIV through work in HIV prevention, testing, and treatment.
Kenya is one of the four HIV high-burden countries in Africa. About 1.5 million Kenyans, including 242,300 young people age 15–24, were living with HIV at the end of 2016. Societal change is crucial in reaching those affected by HIV. In Kenya, that means engaging communities of faith since some 97 percent of Kenyans ascribe to religious affiliation. Read on to learn about AIDSFree’s collaboration with communities of faith to help religious leaders talk about the sensitive topic of HIV among children: its prevention, transmission, and treatment.
What else is AIDSFree doing to help the world reach epidemic control of HIV?
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces a man’s risk of acquiring HIV by 60 percent. PEPFAR’s Best Practices for VMMC Site Operations manual provides implementing partners supported by PEPFAR with a collection of the best resources available for sites providing VMMC for HIV prevention in twelve easy-to-navigate chapters.