AWARENESS

HIV Treatment as Prevention

Treatment as Prevention (TasP) refers to taking HIV medicine to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. It is one of the most highly effective options for preventing HIV transmission.

People with HIV who take HIV medicine (called antiretroviral therapy or ART) as prescribed and get and keep an undetectable viral load—a very low level of HIV in the blood—can live long and healthy lives and will not transmit HIV to their HIV-negative partners through sex. This is sometimes called undetectable = untransmittable (U=U).

TasP works when a person with HIV takes HIV medicine exactly as prescribed and has regular follow-up care, including routine viral load tests to ensure their viral load stays undetectable.

TB Prevention

  • Education Campaigns: Develop educational materials such as brochures, posters, and videos that explain what TB is, how it spreads, its symptoms, and the importance of early detection and treatment.

  • Community Outreach: Organize events in local communities, schools, workplaces, and healthcare facilities to provide information about TB, offer screenings, and promote prevention measures
  • Media Campaigns: Utilize various media channels such as television, radio, newspapers, and social media platforms to disseminate information about TB, share personal stories of individuals affected by TB, and highlight success stories of treatment and recovery.

  • Partnerships: Collaborate with local health organizations, government agencies, NGOs, and community leaders to reach a wider audience and maximize the impact of awareness efforts.