Health
 Kenya
Project #538

HIV Prevention Education, Counseling and Testing

by KEMRI & CGMR

Summary

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.
$480
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

The Int’l AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)) is speeding the search for an AIDS vaccine – the world’s best hope to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. A preventative vaccine would be given to people uninfected with HIV to prevent them from becoming infected or developing AIDS. In Africa, most new HIV infections occur among women; a vaccine would protect women who are coerced into unsafe sex. Vaccines have eradicated smallpox from the planet and polio from most countries-we must add AIDS to this list.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

Staff will conduct medical research, train peer-educators, conduct community group discussions, train hospital staff on HIV status confidentiality.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

About Kemri
About IAVI

Organization Information

KEMRI & CGMR

Location: Kilifi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.kemri.org

Funded Project!

Thanks to 6 donors like you, a total of $480 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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