HIV and STIs

The majority of HIV infections are sexually transmitted or are associated with pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. 

Our work links prevention with treatment, care and support, reduces HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and responds to unique regional and national characteristics of the epidemic.

In the latest People and Power documentary, Al Jazeera team travel round Mozambique with AMODEFA, to look first-hand at the human impact the Global Gag Rule has had in the country and their programme focused on young people, HIV, Tuberculosis.
Children living with HIV like Antonio have benefited from the now closed Ntyiso programme run by AMODEFA, now closed due to the Global Gag Rule.
Albertina Machaieie has been working with HIV patients for Amodefa for 38 years and is their longest serving nurse. Albertina is witnessing the negative impact of the Global Gag Rule firsthand.
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The continuation of many vital health services Amodefa offers in Mozambique are under threat following the reintroduction of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) by the US Administration. The Global Gag Rule (GGR) stops US aid to all health programmes run by organisations who perform or counsel on abortion.
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The study, commissioned by IPPF and funded by the IPPF Japan Trust Fund for HIV and Reproductive Health, provides evidence of the challenges to and benefits of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Palmira Enoque Tembe, is HIV positive and so are her two sons. Palmira and her family benefitted from a pilot project called Ntiyso, that recently lost its funding due to the Global Gag Rule.
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Compared to many developing countries, HIV prevalence in Nepal is low. Yet there are deep and complex problems around HIV. Stigma remains a huge problem. People living with HIV say they have faced enormous discrimination, including being ostracized by their ...
Milan Khadka once suffered discrimination within his community when they found out he was living with HIV. He is now a community home-based care mobiliser with Family Planning Association of Nepal. He uses his music to educate the youth about HIV and to confront the stigma around HIV.
For the first time men and adolescent boys, sexual and reproductive healthcare needs are put in the spotlight.
AMODEFA, our member association based in Mozambique is set to lose $2 million, 60% of its budget as a consequence of not signing the global gag rule.