Preventing HIV

Every day more than 5,600 people contract HIV. Even though we have halted and begun to reverse the global HIV epidemic, preventing new infections is key to end AIDS.

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