Myanmar has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in Asia. The number of people living with HIV in Myanmar was estimated at around 189,000 in 2013 and about 120,000 of those who need treatment aren’t getting it. An estimated 15,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2013.

We've worked in Myanmar since 2004, supporting local communities to organise and manage projects responding to HIV. Community-based organisations have been trained in areas including counselling, safe sex, outreach, and organisational development, i.e. skills in project management, financial management, documentation and monitoring and evaluation.

Our programming targets marginalised groups most affected by HIV, including people living with HIV, men who have sex with men and sex workers. In 2013 Alliance Myanmar got over 1,200 people living with HIV onto treatment and reached nearly 5,000 people with care and support programmes.

Alliance Myanmar is working with 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.

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