There are 89,000 people living with HIV in Burundi. 0.5% of young people in the country are living with HIV.

To respond to the epidemic in Burundi, we work with Alliance Burundaise Contre le SIDA (ABS), a national network of over 400 organisations responding to HIV and AIDS. We support communities across the country to tackle HIV and strengthen the national response through community action, as well as reaching influential policymakers (over 200 in 2013).

ABS provides financial support to community organisations, and training in delivering effective HIV programmes. They also provide direct services – in 2013 alone they distributed over 250,000 condoms and reached more than 120,000 people with HIV prevention activities.

ABS are working to support the needs of young people as part of the Link Up project, an ambitious, five country programme which aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of more than one million young people, over three years.