Since October 2016, IDEV has been implementing the WHO-recommended "Treatment for All" policy which involves immediate initiation of ART for individuals newly diagnosed with HIV, regardless of their CD4 cell count.
Hope for all is located in Region 2 at lot 6 Belfield Suddie, Essequibo Coast. Hope for all offers HIV testing and counseling and care and support services, as well as STI, gender-based violence, and substance abuse counseling and information in a professional and comfortable environment and operates with the highest level of confidentiality.
The videos, created by APC/Guyana with technical assistance from JSI, which are also available for audio-only broadcasting, talk about the importance of getting tested; disclosing status and testing partners; the ART regimen; and adhering to it.
Patient navigators community leaders and peers are (members of key population groups and most on treatment themselves) who support linkage to care and follow up for newly diagnosed HIV individuals and provide essential counseling to strengthen treatment adherence.
Through partnership with local government and lower health centers, WellShare International is offering community-based HIV counseling and testing services through outreaches and is integrating family planning alongside other services.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV expands on an existing prevention program promoting positive health, dignity and prevention reaching key populations through HIV Testing and Counseling outreach within rural communities, peer education training, identifying barriers affecting access to care, and community sensitization and education sessions. The organization also addresses the reduction of stigma and discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence.
To increase access to and use of HIV testing and counseling (HTC), FHI 360 and the Uganda Ministry of Health developed an innovative model to add HTC services to the family planning services provided by government-endorsed community health workers, known as village health teams (VHTs), in two districts in Uganda.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Linden Care Foundation provides care and support and prevention services for men who have sex with men (MSM), commercial sex workers, miners, loggers, and Amerindians. These services include adherence counseling, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training, capacity building and life skills, nutritional education, and psychosocial support. The program will also include reproductive health education and PMTCT Plus sessions for key populations.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Lifeline Counseling mitigates the impact of HIV on individuals and families through social, psychosocial, physical, and spiritual services. The program offers parenting training, counseling, prevention sessions, education and social integration sessions, life skills development, educational session, and child care assessment and supervision.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Hope Foundation provides health care and HIV support services for key populations in Region 7 of Guyana, creating an avenue for sustainable essential services supporting clients in the continuum of care and preventing new infections.