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Our Work

HIV and AIDS

UPHOLD works to improve access to and use of the full continuum of prevention, care and support services and other healthful behaviors to prevent and mitigate the spread of HIV and AIDS:

  • HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT)
  • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT)
  • Palliative Care—Basic Care and Support
  • Palliative Care with Tuberculosis
  • Abstinence and Be Faithful
  • Other Prevention Activities
  • Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)

The HIV and AIDS component addresses social norms and attitudes—including gender-based violence and stigma—that affect use of services and positive behaviors through strategic mass media, traditional media, and interpersonal communication in communities and households. Couple and family dialogue around HCT and PMTCT, faithfulness and peaceful resolution of conflict are particular emphasis areas. UPHOLD endeavors to engage and empower networks of people living with HIV and AIDS in all activities.

In addition to grants to local governments and civil society organizations, UPHOLD provides financial and technical assistance to expand vital services of leading HIV and AIDS organizations: AIDS Information Centre (AIC) and The AIDS Support Organization (TASO).

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