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.

North Macedonia has one of the highest coronavirus mortality rates in the Balkan region, with 15% of those infected being health professionals. HERA, IPPF's Member Association there, has been adapting to the sudden new challenges COVID-19 has posed for sexual and reproductive health.
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As part of our work in tackling abortion stigma, IPPF awards small grants to young people to create projects that would tackle the issue of abortion stigma in their communities.
HERA (the Health Education and Research Association) was founded in 2000 as a volunteer’s movement of university students. It was in response to the country’s need for improved HIV education and treatment and for better care for people living with ...
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Since 2008, the government of Macedonia has invested millions in an anti-abortion campaign. In 2013, this culminated in a new law restricting women’s access to abortion. The Macedonian IPPF Member Association (XEPA) led civil society advocacy to demand the restoration ...