Dominican Republic

The Centro de Orientación e Investigación Integral (COIN) is a private organization conceived as a result of the emergence of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking in the Dominican Republic. COIN implements HIV prevention programs and health care services for key populations throughout the region. COIN works with surrounding communities in the process of identifying their needs and problems to address key issues and reduce stigma.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), CEPROSH will continue their capacity building activities in the Puerto Plata, Valdeverde, Montecristi, and Dajabon Provinces. These activities include a series of meetings with the Directors and Deputy Directors of Health Region II and Provincial and Municipal Hospitals of Puerto Plata to provide information, describe the need for improved HIV care, and gain support.

December 01, 2009

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

The Centro de Promoción y Solidaridad Humana (CEPROSH) is an HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention organization based in the northern region of the Dominican Republic that works to improve regional capacity to deliver quality HIV services to key populations.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), ADOPLAFAM plans to strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of project NGOs and community-based organizations (CBOs). Their efforts will increase access and coverage of a comprehensive package of HIV/AIDS prevention and care services for key populations and people living with HIV (PLHIV). These services include treatment, psychological support, counseling, and other services such as viral load and CD4 analysis.


This study aims to assess the feasibility and initial effects of an integrated prevention and care model for female sex workers (FSW) living with HIV called Abriendo Puertas and to assess the feasibility of engaging the male regular partners of FSW living with HIV in prevention and care services.


This report discusses PEPFAR’s work in the Dominican Republic. Consistent with the AIDS-free Generation vision, the PEPFAR team will continue to prioritize HIV prevention among key, high risk, populations. Among other principles, the partnership framework underscores the DR as the owner and leader of the national response, transparency, joint decision making, involvement of civil society in HIV prevention among key populations, collaboration among cooperating agencies, and the use of evidence-based practices.


This report describes the current social and structural context of FSW, MSM, and TW in the DR and Swaziland, particularly as it relates to stigma and discrimination among PLHIV. It also examines the specific PHDP needs of FSW, MSM and TW who are living with HIV, including challenges to accessing ongoing prevention, treatment, care and support service. Finally, it identifies ways in which PHDP interventions and services can be tailored to meet the needs of FSW, MSM, and TW, including specific program models and communication messages.


This report outlines PEPFAR’s HIV/AIDS work in the Dominican Republic with vulnerable populations including commercial sex workers (CSW) and their clients, MSM, residents of Bateyes, women with four years or fewer of formal education, members of the Dominican military, drug users, prisoners, and mobile populations.