The HIV and AIDS pandemic has ravaged Swaziland over the past two decades. The impact has been felt by all sectors of the society regardless of literacy levels, religious beliefs, and economic status. Acts 11 Clinic provides outreach into the communities of infected individuals by providing medications,HIV testing, education and training for local resources and provides for local centers for on-going care.
Patients with HIV have many challenges that go beyond addressing the virus itself. addition support services are needed but not accessible by most Swazis people. this necessitates outreach into the community with medications against opportunistic infections , prevention , counselling and education that are critical comonents of relapse avoidance and treatment failure. successful engagement of HIV-infected individuals requires family involvement, homestead assessment and enlistment of treatment
Acts II clinic provides outreach programs into marginalized communities and groups of people whose poverty prevents them from receiving the support services they need to successfully address their HIV/AIDS. it provides needed medications, education, counselling, HIV testing, home assessment and recruitment of family members and treatment supporters. The approach is holistic in that it takes into consideration every aspect of patient need and care.
Acts II strategic focus is to sensitize, mobilize and motivate community participation in the fight against HIV through community outreach that establishes rural health motivators, support groups, prevention strategies and Testing clubs. Community youth participation are part of the prevention. Solicitation of government funding for individuals needing to support family members affected by HIV is another strategy. The result will be significantly reduction of incidences of HIV/AIDS.