Colombia

AFA COLOMBIA

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF OUR HISTORY

Starting out in Cali, Colombia in 2004 with the opening of the “How Much Do You Know about HIV and AIDS?” in partnership with the Government of Valle del Cauca.

PROGRAMS OF AID FOR AIDS COLOMBIA

ACCESS TO TREATMENT PROGRAM

This program facilitates access to treatment for people with HIV or AIDS that would otherwise not have access, or to those who bodies have resisted the treatment regimen provided by the Ministry of Health as part of the popular health system, offering them therapeutic alternatives according to the treating physician in Colombia charged with monitoring and guaranteeing adherence.

PRIMARY PREVENTION PROGRAM “HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW?”

“¿Cuánto Sabes?” (How Much Do You Know about HIV and AIDS?) offers training for teachers who instruct boys, girls, and young people in educational institutions, health professionals, companies and organizations, people with HIV and their family members, and to the general public, empowering them with correct and current information about HIV and AIDS, including the development of life skills as proposed by the World Health Organization, in order to promote the eradication of stigma and discrimination towards people with HIV and AIDS. All of this is accomplished by incorporating techniques from neurolinguistic programming. Through the process of incorporating these techniques into your daily life, people become empowered with basic education in order to achieve

better quality of life and appreciate the importance of leading
healthy lifestyle.

MAIN ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  1. 200 teachers trained.
  2. 53 schools visited.
  3. 2,000 peer educators.
  4. 26,000 young people sensitized using the peer methodology.
  5. 36 peer educators from the LGBTI population.

OUR ALLIES

Regional Secretary of Health- Valle del Cauca
State Secretary of Health
City of Cali

STAFF AND CONTACT INFO

STAFF
Dora Guzmán – Coordinator of Education and Training
doguzman@aidforaids.org

Teléfono:
(011) 57 312 2873160

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