Scholastica’s Journey from HIV Patient to Life-Saving Case Manager

Scholastica works for KP-STAR (Key Populations Strengthening Technical Assistance Response), a U.S. Government-funded project that provides health and other crucial services in Namibia to people who are at risk of contracting HIV. In 2007, Scholastica tested HIV positive and started taking drugs and drinking alcohol.  When doctors put her on HIV treatment, she did not ... Read More»

A Little Moonlight Goes a Long Way

Bringing HIV Services to Hard-to-Reach Populations “Good evening, do you have a moment to talk with us? Do you have friends who would like to join us?” These are some of the questions you can hear as the KP-STAR project team engages female sex workers on a street in Windhoek on a Friday night. KP-STAR ... Read More»

U=U Campaign and Hotspot Report Address Challenges for Key Populations

Windhoek – An HIV-positive person cannot infect a sexual partner if his or her viral load is so low that the virus cannot be detected by a blood test. This is the key message of the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign that was launched by the Ministry of Health and Social Services together with the ... Read More»

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Helps Vulnerable People Stay HIV-Free

“Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP keeps me safe from contracting HIV.” These are the words of 40-year-old Mulela*, a resident of Makaravani location at Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region. Mulela was introduced to sex work by a friend as a last resort to provide for her three children aged 21, 15 and 13 years. “I ... Read More»
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