Dominican Republic

Macarena Perez, a trans woman and patient at the CEPROSH health clinic in Puerto Plata, 300 kilometers north of Santo Domingo, shares her grief after her best friend died of AIDS three years ago.

Clínica de Familia is helping to ensure that the men who are highest risk for acquiring HIV and other STIs have access to unique, high quality, male-friendly health services in the eastern Dominican Republic.


This NGO consists of former and current Dominican sex workers, both inside and outside of the country. MODEMU was created in 1996 after the first national congress of female sex workers was held in the Dominican Republic in 1995. Its main objectives are to promote the human rights of commercial sex workers (including health, social, and labor rights), to fight against trafficking, and to promote the human rights of trafficked women who have returned to the Dominican Republic.

August 23, 2012

This news article reports that the Dominican Republic’s National Social Security Council has established a commission to look into the technical, financial and operational implications of including antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the Basic Health Plan.

May 21, 2012

This news article announces COIN’s project on prevention, treatment, and advocacy for HIV/AIDS. The project aims to give priority to educational tactics to reduce risk behaviors related to drug use and increase protection and information services for prevention among vulnerable populations.

December 01, 2009

This article describes CEPROSH’s contribution to the World AIDS Day celebration in Puerto Plata.

November 29, 2010

In November 2010, ADOPLAFAM, with 24 years of work on behalf of the most vulnerable sectors of the population, selected a new board. At their swearing in, they pledged to continue supporting programs developed for the poorest and most excluded from society.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), REDOVIH+ works in a consortium with Amigos Siempre Amigos (ASA), Batey Relief Alliance (BRA), and Movimiento de Mujeres Unidas (MODEMU) in the Santo Domingo, Monte Plata, and San Cristobal regions of the Dominican Republic. The Consortium works to improve HIV services for MSM and transgender individuals through training, personal development, community and social capital formation, and integrated HIV services for sex workers.

REDOVIH+ defends the rights of people living with or affected by HIV. The organization offers community and home-based care, secondary prevention, and advocacy through peer counselors and home visit specialists. REDOVIH+ provides HIV services for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender individuals, integrated HIV services for sex workers, and other support services.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), COIN aims to reduce the incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) infections in key populations such as sex workers (SW), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender (TG) clients, and other vulnerable populations in the provinces of Santiago and La Vega. The program provides HIV prevention interventions, HIV counseling and testing (HCT), and STI services.