Starting on August 1, we'll be able to count on the support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation to help the youth of Beira in the fight against AIDS. Our focus will be on raising awareness and peer education to encourage testing and combat the fear and stigma associated with HIV.
Tanzania has a very high rate of HIV/AIDS, 5% according to WHO estimates. Doctors with Africa Cuamm has been fighting against the disease here for over thirty years. Most recently we developed a pilot project focused on the "Test and Treat" model, adhering to new international guidelines.