HIV Project Conakry
MSF Health Promotion Manager Laurelie Di Filippantonio at the MSF mobile clinic in the neighbourhood of Dapompa, Conakry, Guinea on March 18, 2016. MSF launched a HIV testing campaign in Conakry with the support of health authorities moving throughout several neighbourhoods throughout 2016.
"It's the firs time MSF is doing this type of campaign for the general population and key population groups who are higher risk such as sex workers, gay men, transgenders, drug users and prisoners. More specifically in Guinea the high risk group includes soldiers, truck drivers and fishermen. There is a lot of stigmatisation surrounding HIV in Guinea so community health workers are engaged with the population undertaking awareness programs on HIV transmission and treatment. The community aspect is priority, it's very important to engage with community leaders from the beginning to reach the population."
Despite countries in West and Central Africa having a relatively low HIV prevalence (
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