People and their health are the focus of our work. We promote structural prevention and health in the area of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) for groups particularly at risk for and affected by these infections. These groups are always included in our efforts.
- We want to empower people to protect themselves and create a socio-political framework where infections can be prevented. Since we know that every HIV infection damages health, we conduct “primary prevention” (prevent new infections).
- We want people to be able to live free from serious diseases for as long as possible despite their HIV infection. That is why we conduct secondary prevention, so that people who are infected do not fall ill.
- We want to improve the lives of people who are sick to the greatest possible extent. That is why we conduct “tertiary prevention.”