Agape Network

Agape Network began their work to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in the community of Sophia in Georgetown, Guyana. Agape Network takes a family centered approach, offering care and support services to people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families. Separate services are available for orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) such as home-based care, after school program support, and counseling. Adults receive psychological and nutritional counseling services, social support, and referrals.

Grants Received

GM-0049: Improving Capacity to Deliver Effective HIV Services for Key Affected Populations in Guyana

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    Award Period:
    February 01, 2014 to September 30, 2015

 Country: Guyana  |  Associated APC Country Office: Guyana

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Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Agape Network provides care and support services to adults infected with HIV, as well as children either infected or affected by HIV. Services address psychological, social, and physical needs through home visits combined with monthly family clinic visits. The organization also provides partner testing, family planning services, and STI Management. Agape Network maintains a special focus on OVC and includes specific interventions geared to improve their performance and attendance at school and their psychosocial development.

Keywords: Guyana, capacity building, vulnerable populations

GM-0017

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    Award Period:
    September 02, 2013 to January 31, 2014

 Country: Guyana  |  Associated APC Country Office: Guyana

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Agape Network provides care and support services to adults infected with HIV, as well as children either infected or affected by HIV. Services address psychological, social, and physical needs through home visits combined with monthly family clinic visits. The organization also provides partner testing, family planning services, and STI Management. Additional activities include support group meetings, adherence counseling, nutritional education, parental, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training and life skills training. Agape Network maintains a special focus on OVC and includes specific interventions geared to improve their performance and attendance at school and their psychosocial development.

Keywords: Guyana, HIV/AIDS, key populations, sexual and reproductive health, training, vulnerable populations