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HIV/AIDS

When we began caring for people living with HIV/AIDS, we were told treatment wasn’t an option in impoverished communities and to focus on prevention instead—a mindset that essentially would have left millions of people worldwide without care, and a worldview we refused to accept. 

About Services We Provided we led the field by embracing HIV/AIDS care and treatment as a core part of what health care is all about.

We launched one of the first programs to provide free, comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment and have since made this care accessible to millions of people. HIV is still a difficult disease to treat and many people are left without access to life-saving medicines. 

TREATMENT AND SUPPORT 

Our work in HIV/AIDS reflects our core belief that strong health systems and universal access to care are vital in fighting disease. 

In the decades since launching the HIV Equity Initiative, we’ve continued to partner with local communities in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We offer testing, treatment, and counseling at Era Healthcare -support clinic. Our community health workers accompany patients as they navigate the health care system and follow their treatment plan. 

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission is a key part of our global HIV/AIDS program.  Packaged within prenatal care, we test expectant mothers to determine their HIV status. If a patient tests positive, we connect her with lifesaving antiretroviral therapy, helping her remain healthy and prevent the spread of the virus to her infant. We also run educational workshops and public health campaigns to raise awareness and further prevent the spread of HIV. 

Our accompaniment of patients living with HIV extends beyond medical care, as social support is equally critical to treatment access and adherence. We provide this support through housing, food, transportation, and financial assistance, equipping people with the resources necessary to protect and maintain their health. 

We closely partner with ministries of health and community organizations, strengthening health systems for the long term and laying the groundwork to end HIV. 

GLOBAL IMPACT AND ADVOCACY 

We’ve helped usher in a new era of HIV/AIDS care. Today, 25.4 million people are on antiretroviral therapy worldwide, thanks to collective efforts of health care workers, activists, global organizations, and community members.