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HIV & AIDS

HIV remains one of the most serious global health threats of our time. In 2017, 1.8 million people were infected with HIV, and 940,000 died of AIDS-related causes.

We believe we can end the AIDS epidemic. Between 2010 and 2019, there had been a 23% decline in new HIV infections globally. More people are getting treatment than ever before. By keeping the focus on the needs and rights of key populations, we can prevent new HIV infections and ensure those living with AIDS are not left behind. This is what Pathfinder does.

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What We Do

  • Care for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child
  • Deliver comprehensive care to people living with HIV and their families at times and locations that are convenient to them
  • Support key populations—including men who have sex with men, prisoners, female sex workers, and transgender women—to make sure they can exercise their rights and receive quality services free from stigma, discrimination, or judgment
  • Promote efficient testing—in communities, facilities, and hotspots—so people know their status and can initiate treatment as early as possible, a key aspect of UNAIDS’ 95-95-95 goals
  • Decentralize HIV services to communities and low-tier health settings so more people in more places—especially adolescents, men, and those lost-to-follow-up—have access to the services they need
  • Integrate HIV services with other sexual and reproductive health interventions, recognizing the opportunity to meet people’s needs in a single visit
  • Challenge restrictive policies and inspire governments to uphold the rights of people living with HIV, especially key populations, adolescents, and women

Discover Our Projects

Her Future Her Choice

Her Future Her Choice strengthens the rights of adolescent girls and young women in Ethiopia and Mozambique. The project improves the quality of sexual and reproductive health services, promotes...

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Empowered Choices

Empowered Choices implements a curriculum-based peer mentorship program to increase knowledge about sexual and reproductive health; engages community gatekeepers, parents, and caregivers to address...

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Global Fund HIV Project

The project has focused on strategies aimed at increasing access to comprehensive HIV services (HTS, PMTCT, TB/HIV and ART) for both general and key populations while aligning with the drive towards...

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Our Health, Our Needs

Our Health, Our Needs was a study measuring the satisfaction and perceptions of sex workers and men who have sex with men regarding the provision of HIV and SRH services in Mozambique’s public...

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Meet Our Staff

Marta Pirzadeh

Senior Technical AdvisorPrograms and Impact

Marta Pirzadeh has over twenty years of experience in the public health field with a primary focus on AYSRH; maternal and infant health; HIV prevention; and community- based programming. Prior to...

Pamela Onduso

Youth, Advocacy, & Partnership Advisor

Pamela has over two decades of experience in reproductive health and family planning, program design, program management, advocacy and policy...

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.

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