Reducing the Impact of HIV

The first HIV case was reported in Afghanistan in 1989. The epidemic is now largely concentrated among key affected populations such as people who inject drugs, prisoners, women with high risk behavior, and male with high risk behavior. The number of people living with HIV is reported at 1694 persons, while UNAIDS and WHO estimate between 4500 - 5000 People living with HIV in the country. Although Afghanistan is a country of low prevalence with under 0.1 percent among the general population, it knows a wide spectrum of risks and vulnerability factors in various segments of the population that call for immediate action. These factors include certain economic, social, demographic and behavioral determinants which, if not addressed, may fuel the spread

YHDO is Sub Recipient (SR) of GFATM R9 regional grant for the implementation of HIV prevention project in Afghanistan. The main objectives of the project:

  • HIV prevention services through establishment of STIs diagnosis and treatment centers

  • Capacity building of civil society organizations on management of  HIV services

  • Creating an enabling environment for HIV prevention interventions

Specific activites:

  • Three male health centers established (Kabul, Kunduz and Mazar)

  • STIs diagnosis and treatment services

  • Peer education program and outreach services

  • HIV counselling and testing services

  • Drop in center (DIC) services

  • Referral services

  • HIV treatment, care and support services