The HIV epidemic in South Sudan is categorised as a generalised epidemic, with a prevalence rate of 3% at the end of 2010. An estimated 128,000 people are living with HIV. The epidemic is worst in Western Equatoria and the southern part of the country. Here rates are as high as 10% compared with less than 1% in more rural central areas. The capital Juba has a prevalence rate of 6%. Populations most at risk of HIV infection include refugees, internally displaced people, soldiers, truckers, sex workers and tea sellers, as well as women and young girls more generally
We are committed to working with local communities to help fight the disease. We are training home-based caregivers to help community members raise awareness of HIV/AIDS issues and take steps to prevent infection. We are requesting local and international volunteers to come and work at our orphanage, villages, schools and communities in South Sudan.