AID FOR AIDS promoted comprehensive health with various activities in Colombia and Peru
In December, World AIDS Day was commemorated, and as usual, AID FOR AIDS held various activities framed on this particular date to promote the health rights of the LGBTIQ+ community.
Almost 500 people were served by AID FOR AIDS Colombia and Peru and guided in self-care. An HIV prevention jornada was held to raise awareness and share information about HIV under the motto “Your health, your decision.”
Framed by World AIDS Day, members of AFA Colombia shared their work about HIV prevention and care, showing their strategy using PrEP as a prevention method as part of the agenda in the Sustainable Development Goals to end the AIDS epidemic as a threat to public health by 2030. 150 people attended the event, including students from la Universidad Libre, public officials from other entities, and the general public.
Also, two events were organized at the Theatron nightclub, aimed at people interested in starting PrEP treatment, where all the necessary information was provided, questions from attendees were answered, and STI tests were done. These events had a special call for the Venezuelan community to give them a space for attention and support. In addition, more than 200 people were impacted, prevention kits (condoms and lubricants) were handed out to 100 people, and advice on access to PrEP was provided to the Colombian population.
Fair in Peru
Meanwhile, members of AFA Peru participated in the fair organized by the Ministry of Health, framed on World AIDS Day. This space also had the purpose of raising awareness among the population to eradicate discrimination against people with HIV.
In this activity, AFA Peru shared information about HIV and other STI prevention to the general population. They also highlighted the importance of getting tested, knowing your status, and accessing HIV treatment distributed by the Ministry of Health.