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Current priorities

The HIV/AIDS section’s activities are in line with the Accelerated Child Survival & Development (ACSD) strategy. This strategy involves a number of integrated, combined and accelerated interventions with a high impact on the reduction of under five mortality. Among others, it aims to meet the Millennium Development Goal 6 by 2015.

Counseling and voluntary HIV testing will be part of the re-focused prenatal consultation package that UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire intends to implement in more than half of the country’s health districts. This package proposes that each woman who comes for a prenatal consultation be sensitized on HIV testing. HIV-positive pregnant women will receive assistance as part of the PMTCT package. This package includes pediatric assistance, assistance for mothers and fathers, food assistance for newborns, and ARV treatment for mothers and newborns.

At the same time, UNICEF carries on prevention activities on HIV/AIDS among adolescents and young people, as well as assistance to orphans and other vulnerable children, and victims of sexual violence.

How you can help

  • $1 buys a quick HIV/AIDS test kit
  • $2 provide a young person with an information kit on HIV/AIDS
  • $50 provide a mother or a newborn with ARV treatment for one month
  • $80 provide three-month assistance to an orphan or another vulnerable child
  • $400 is necessary to provide vocational training to an orphan or another vulnerable child and to ensure his integration in the work environment
  • $800 buy Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) kits for 50 people, enabling them to take ARVs within 48 hours after having been in contact with liquids containing HIV, such as blood or sperm, thus reducing risks of infection. Kits also contain drugs to treat STIs and the morning after pill to prevent unwanted pregnancy

Concept Papers for HIV/AIDS



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