Preventing HIV

Every day over 6,400 people contract HIV. Preventing new infections is key to halting and reversing the global HIV epidemic.

At the heart of our prevention work are people who are most at risk of HIV infection - men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who use drugs, and vulnerable children and young people.  We support and mobilise these marginalised – and often criminalised – groups to access HIV prevention services and realise their rights.

A peer educator gives a condom demonstration in a small rural village, Zambia. (c) Nell Freeman for the Alliance

We work with community organisations across the world to enable them to prevent the spread of HIV in their own communities.  We take what’s known as a ’combination prevention’ approach, informed by our experience and programming standards. You can read more on what that entails in our two related HIV updates. part one part two

Our biggest HIV programmes are in Senegal, India and Ukraine.