Reducing HIV among key populations in Mozambique

 
Several studies carried out in the area of HIV in Mozambique show that there are still gaps in access to the HIV testing service, especially in groups considered at high risk for this disease. To respond to this concern, ICRH Mozambique in partnership with MISAU trained at least 50 employees in ‘self-testing’ 
 
The trainings took place through the PASSOS Project, which is implemented in the provinces of Nampula and Niassa. The project aims to respond to the challenges in offering HIV testing services to beneficiaries. With this training, a very important step was taken towards achieving the 95-95-95 targets, mainly to reach populations considered difficult to access (key populations). The PASSOS Project aims to provide qualitative, friendly, interconnected, integrated and comprehensive community services for and led by sex workers (MTS), men who have sex with men (MSM), prisoners and injecting drug users (PIDs). All of these groups are at high risk of contracting HIV and other STIs, and the project ensures their access to care and treatment for STI/HIV/AIDS and TB, free from stigma and discrimination.
 
 
ICRH-M staff training in HIV self-testing