East Timor HIV-AIDS Education

Timor L’este


Key PartnerEast Timorese Defense Forces (F-FDTL), East Timor Ministry of Health, Esperanca (a national NGO)Benefitting1,612

Photo: CWS Timor L’este

Key Partner

East Timorese Defense Forces (F-FDTL), East Timor Ministry of Health, Esperanca (a national NGO)

Benefitting

1,612 individuals

A lack of understanding about the transmission of HIV and AIDS, along with strong stigma against anyone who is HIV-positive, keeps communities in East Timor at risk for increased spread of the infection. In focusing on East Timorese Defense Forces (army) personnel, their families and the communities near their barracks, our work promotes awareness and understanding about HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support. Through this initiative, military families and their neighbors are afforded access to HIV testing and counseling services, diagnosis and treatment of other sexually transmitted infections (STI), while we also support F-FDTL leadership to develop policies about and provide care for its people living with HIV.