AID FOR AIDS Colombia and Peru, Columbia University and the CDC work together to help the migrant population at risk of HIV
AID FOR AIDS Colombia and Peru have been working with ICAP at Columbia University and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2021 to provide care and services to Venezuelan migrants and refugees with or at risk of HIV.
This month, Joyce Pace, Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services of the USA, visited Colombia, along with a delegation from the CDC and the American Embassy in Colombia.
This meeting, in Santa Fe – Bogotá, gathered allied beneficiaries and community-based organizations with the project “Support for the Ministries of Health of Colombia and Peru” intended to assist the migrant population with HIV.
In 2021, AID FOR AIDS Colombia and Peru reached more than 3,000 people with HIV. In 2022, 8,000 people were reached in Colombia and 5,000 in Peru. In 2023, AFA Colombia and Peru plan to reach 13,000 people with HIV in Colombia and 5,000 in Peru. All this by providing preventive sexual health kits, HIV screening and testing, linkage to health care, and support for navigating services, provision of ARV treatment, and CD4 and viral load testing.