In El Salvador HIV hits men who have sex with men, transgender people and sex workers the hardest. The rate of infection among men who have sex with men for example, is almost 17 times higher than among the general population. These groups are not getting the prevention information they need, and face stigma and discrimination in accessing health services.
We’re working to change that. With Asociacian Atlacatl Vivo Positivo (Atlacatl) we are supporting and strengthening organisations formed by and working with these marginalised groups most affected by HIV. We are defending and promoting the human rights of people whose health is being put at risk because of stigma and discrimination.
Last year we reached 125,000 people with human rights and HIV campaigns and 56 community organisations were provided with training on human rights, counselling and advocacy skills.