Widely held misconceptions and a lack of information about ways of infection, transmission and protection against HIV/AIDS puts Egypt at great risk of seeing a spread of the disease. The adult HIV/AIDS prevalence rate according to official statistics is considerably lower than that of Sub-Saharan Africa, but experts say the problem could be explosive. Governmental efforts to hinder a potential epidemic are limited as well as the number of civil society organizations working with the HIV/AIDS issue. Taboos surround the issue which restricts people from acquiring sufficient and correct knowledge about the disease, and causes people living with HIV/AIDS to be stigmatized and excluded from society. Since 2008, BLACD is working with Christian Aid to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in 20 communities in Minya.
The universal HIV/AIDS logo ” Together we can”
Measuring the current level of awareness
Members of Social Movements receive training on HIV/AIDS
Training Medical Doctors
Capacity-building training for Medical doctors