Integrated HIV Care and Support for People Living with HIV
AIDSFOND ‘’Stay On’’ project seeks to provide Integrated HIV Care and Support for PLHIV in Nigeria.
The project is aimed at strengthening existing HIV treatment, care and support services in FCT and part of Nasarawa states through documentation of successful approaches and mobilization of government agencies and key stakeholders for coordinated efforts which support sustainable systems that ensure PLHIV especially People Who Inject Drug- PWID, Female Sex Workers- FSW, and Adolescent and Young People –AYP) who are target beneficiaries are retained in care throughout their lives. The project is a gap filling measure that leverages on existing structures to identify and address factors that affects treatment retention and ensuring clients achieve viral suppression and improved health outcome. Strengthening of community systems is a critical component of the project.
In the last 6 months, the project has successful conducted baseline assessment and orientation meeting with about 53 stakeholders, build partnership with relevant stakeholders in the state, supported the FCT Agency for Control of AIDS in coordination of HIV response in the state and PLHIV networks to provide leadership and advance advocacy for service quality, access and universal health coverage, strengthen community systems and HIV treatment facilities through FACA supported Integrated Supportive Supervision and mentoring support, reactivated and supporting 6 PLHIV support group meetings, providing treatment services to over 500 PLHIV and provide nutrition support to about 200 beneficiaries.
Successful advocacy and contribution towards the development of HIV prevention guideline document for key population in Nigeria.