Strengthening voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT) services is essential to an AIDS vaccine clinical trials program to select volunteers not infected with HIV for study.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Like in so much of Africa, HIV/AIDS has become a devastating reality in Kilifi – 50% of hospital admissions and 27% of deaths are attributed to HIV. It is responsible for most of the deaths in the 25-44 year age group, with more deaths in younger females signaling an earlier age of infection. The project will benefit the population at large --children, and men and women of all ages.
How will this project solve this problem?
IAVI works with the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Center for Geographic Medicine to provide community education on HIV prevention, and strengthen voluntary HIV counseling/testing services.
Potential Long Term Impact
Staff will train peer-educators, conduct community group discussions, and train hospital staff on HIV status confidentiality.
Total Funding Received to Date: $100
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $100 as of Feb 26, 2004. The original project funding goal was $124,960.