30,000 people are living with HIV in Morocco. Marginalised and criminalised groups, including men who have sex with men and sex workers, are at higher risk of HIV infection.
We’re working with Association Marocaine de Solidarité et Développement (AMSED) to support people at higher risk of HIV infection by providing them with direct services including prevention, testing and care and support. AMSED trains and works with peer educators from within marginalised groups and works to integrate HIV and STI prevention activities into broader development and educational programmes. Last year AMSED trained over 1,500 staff from other community-based organisations in tackling stigma and discrimination against marginalised groups.
AMSED is also part of the Alliance’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Programme, which focuses on the sexual health of men who have sex with men, training them as peer educators on HIV prevention, testing and stigma.