HIV Prevention Services

Reproductive Health And Sexually Transmitted Infections

AIC has adopted a holistic approach when handling individuals. With BCC as the entry point RH and STIs are concurrently tested during HIV/AIDS activities and outreaches. Through a strategic partnership with The STRIDES for Family Health project,  AIC is increasing contraceptive use and healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), decreasing maternal and child mortality, and creating a scalable intervention  on the long-term impact and sustainability family planning options in the districts of Mubende, Mpigi, Mayuge, Kaliro and Kumu-all of which are hard to reach

Behavior Change Communication (IEC/BCC)

AIC has been at the forefront of delivering HIV prevention services in Uganda.  As the name goes, AIC was and is involved in provision, delivering HIV prevention in the districts through the media (on Radio talk shows and Newsprints).  AIC staffs have been called on by different Radios to talk about different topics ranging from HIV prevention to HIV support and HIV programming.  The other strategy AIC is using to disseminate HIV prevention messages is through interpersonal communication.  Through this approach, AIC uses PTC members, VHT members, Religious Leaders, Opinion Leaders at Parish

Condom Programming

Apart from disseminating HIV prevention messages, the same strategy is being used to distribute condoms both male and female.  AIC has distributed more than 15 million pieces of male condoms and 1 million female condoms.  Using our network of PTC members, CSWs, PHAs, condom distribution has been effective and targeted.  This is with funding from CSF and UNFPA.  AIC is the lead Organization in capacity building and other organizations on the roll out of the female condoms.  Our target this year under UNFPA is to train 300 health workers in the use of Female Condoms as well as distribute more

Safe Medical Circumcision (SMC)

All 8 Centres now provide SMC services free of charge to all male clients.  On average each Centre circumcises 10 clients a week at the Centre and has SMC outreaches where they go to a community, peach tents for 3-5 days and offer SMC to about 150 - 200 clients. In partnership with The African Development Bank, AIC is implementing SMC in schools and higher institutions of learning in the districts Masindi and Kiryandongo with a target of 1,200 youth in school.