In Nairobi, Kenya, AIDSFree developed guides to empower Muslim and Christian religious leaders to talk to their congregations about pediatric HIV transmission, prevention, and treatment. AIDSFree is using this novel community approach to engage the faith sector as part of efforts to expand HIV care and treatment services in Kenya.
AIDSFree research showed that communities in Tanzania respond better to local volunteer community advocates (VCAs) than volunteers from other areas. After replacing general volunteers with VCAs in April 2016, VMMC interest and services skyrocketed.
The information I gathered through AIDSFree HIV testing services has really helped in my field of work. I’ve been able to train other health workers on testing and counseling.
—A service provider
AIDSFree Finds That Women Can Influence Men's Decisions to Get VMMC
"I am very grateful for this service, because it has rescued [my] relationship with my lover who threatened to leave because I was not circumcised."