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.

Family Planning Association of Malawi's (FPAM) trains local sex workers to become peer educators within their community. Peer educators cover topics from STI treatment to gender based violence. The Global Gag Rule (GGR) forced this particular Linkages peer educator project to close in 2016.
The Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) rely heavily on US funding for it's HIV prevention programmes. From outreach programmes in rural areas to sex workers in the city, FPAM provide vital healthcare to the most vulnerable in society. Without funding, programmes will be forced to shut their doors on the thousands of people who rely on their services.
The Global Gag Rule (GGR) was designed to target abortion related healthcare but the impact is felt across all areas of sexual and reproductive healthcare. IPPF visited Malawi to document the impact on a female sex worker peer educator programme run by Family Planning Association of Malawi’s (FPAM).
The Japan Trust Fund (JTF) represents a visionary partnership that began in 2000 between the Government of Japan and IPPF. Together, we invest in programmes that prioritize health equity, gender equality, and human security for all. Traditionally a driving force ...
Mexico City Policy will have a devastating impact for International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with its extension far beyond family planning. Restrictions into support for HIV, maternal health and infectious diseases programmes will mean that millions will be denied lifesaving ...
IPPF & UN Women are implementing a joint project to address HIV vulnerability among adolescent girls and young women by engaging and empowering them.
Integra is a 5-year research initiative in Kenya, Malawi and Swaziland. It aims to reduce HIV infection, HIV-related stigma and unintended pregnancy. IPPF implements the Integra Initiative with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in collaboration with ...
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By supporting this project, IPPF Japan rust Fund has brought young Malawians living with HIV together and created a space for them to discuss issues that affect their daily lives, while empowering them to shape their futures.
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The construction sector attracts a large number of migrant workers who are often at increased risk of acquiring HIV infection and more likely to pass on the infection to others at their source communities. The Japan Trust Fund supported a ...
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This short film shot in Malawi showcases a project funded by the Japan Trust Fund which enabled the Family Planning Association of Malawi to deliver STI- and HIV-related services and implement a peer education programme aimed at the large number ...