An estimated 1,700 people contracted HIV in the Philippines in 2012 (according to latest figures).  Of these over a third were injecting drug users and their sexual partners.

We work with Philippines NGO Support Programme (PHANSuP) to support people who are most vulnerable to HIV infection, including people who use drugs and men who have sex with men. We advocate for their rights to health services and prevention information. PHANSuP’s work also focuses on keeping mothers healthy by providing maternal healthcare and HIV prevention services. PHANSuP supports community organisations with training, research, and managing grants and projects.

PHANSuP recently set up two initiatives: TxtHIV to 8504 Campaign, a risk assessment and referral service using mobile technology;, and Social Health Enterprise servicing the population in the areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.