Success Stories

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Success Stories - Africa
Success Stories - Asia
Success Stories - Central Asia
Success Stories - Latin America and the Caribbean

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Civil Society.

Local Capacity Initiative Leads Mozambique Towards Addressing 90-90-90

N'weti, a civil society organization (CSO) in Mozambique, is proving the power CSOs have in controlling the HIV and AIDS epidemic and helping to meet the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals.

Data and Innovation.

Reducing TB-HIV Co-infection in Lesotho through Innovative Mobile Technology

The USAID-supported START Study shows promise in SMS text messaging, known as mHealth intervention technology, in increasing HIV-TB medication adherence in Lesotho.

Mathematical Modeling Key to HIV Response

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) is an integral part to the HIV and AIDS response. Using mathematical modeling through innovative web-based tools, USAID is taking VMMC data collection to the next level, helping shape national and global policies on VMMC.

Health Systems Strengthening.

Empowering Malawi’s Women through the Health Workforce

The female PEPFAR-supported health workers in Malawi are examples of how women can unlock a triple dividend; they are improving health services, advancing gender equality, and contributing to sustainable development.

Building the Health Workforce in Malawi

Health workers are often the unsung heroes in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but many countries face a significant shortage. Discover how USAID is partnering with the Government of Malawi to help strengthen the health workforce to improve HIV services.

From Traditional Healer to Ambassador for Male Circumcision in Tanzania

As a traditional healer in Ikombaboba village in Tanzania's Tabora region, Albert Cosmas uses rituals and herbal remedies, learned from his grandfather, to heal people.

Rights and Key Populations.

Mitigating Stigma in HIV Services for Key Populations in Senegal

The USAID-supported HIV Prevention 2.0 (HP2) Study is using a multilayered approach to mitigate stigma in HIV-related services for key populations in Senegal.

Key Populations Count

The USAID-funded LINKAGES Honduras project is streamlining data collection and reporting processes, allowing for better targeting and access to care and treatment services for key populations.

Study Explores Gender-Based Violence in Latin America & the Caribbean

Gender-based violence and HIV are closely linked in the lives of key populations, including countless female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender women across the globe.

Success in Laos: HIV Testing by Friendly Faces in Comfortable Settings has Increased Participation

"You're sexy when you know it. Get tested." One slogan for the 2015 International HIV Testing Day in Laos playfully promoted a critical phase in the HIV cascade of services.

LINKAGES Thailand: Using Peer Mobilizers to Increase Uptake of HIV Testing and Counseling

Less than half of all men who have sex with men in Asia know their HIV status. Current models of outreach-based promotion of HIV testing and counseling (HTC) have largely experienced low success rates in testing and identifying HIV positive individuals.

USAID LINKAGES Project Produces Gay OK Bangkok, a Thai Web Series about Living with HIV

The USAID-funded LINKAGES Thailand project is targeting sexual norms through an innovative web series, Gay OK Bangkok, which drew more than 60,000 viewers in March with a soapy story of love, trust, and HIV.

Combatting Fear and Stigma While Living with HIV in Jamacia

Thirty-eight-year-old Jennifer, a hairdresser and single mother of four, has been HIV-positive for 14 years. While she is now a strong activist and advocate for the HIV community, this was not always the case. In 1999, when she first learned of her positive status, she feared the stigma that the virus carried with it and, more importantly, the impact that it would have on her children's lives and futures.

Linkages to Care.

Parenting in South Africa amid the Threat of HIV

The USAID-supported Let's Talk activity under Ikusasa Lethu is designed to help adults living with HIV and the adolescents in their care.

Tracking System Closes Gap Between HIV Diagnosis and Care in Vietnam

When Hieu Trinh Thi married five years ago, she knew that her husband Truong might be HIV positive since he had been an intravenous drug user in the past. In Hai Phong, Vietnam, where the couple lives, 44 percent of people who inject drugs are infected with the virus.

Women and Girls.

Increasing School Re-enrollment Rates in Malawi

The USAID-supported Girls' Empowerment through Education and Health Activity (ASPIRE) project is working to empower young women to take control of their educational future.

Ukrainian Women Learn to Cope with HIV Status

The USAID RESPECT project, implemented by the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, supports activities that reduce self-stigmatization and empower people living with HIV.

Last updated: July 10, 2019

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