Haiti - Avoid HIV and Its Transmission (EVIH-T)
Operating on three levels--leadership and capacity development, community and individuals, and HIV services–EVIH-T aims to contribute to the reduction of the rate of HIV infection among at-risk groups and the general population in Haiti. The project will accomplish this by: * Increasing HIV risk perception and self-efficacy to prevent HIV transmission, * Strengthening the capacity of the Government of Haiti and its partners at the central and departmental levels, and * Enhancing specific prevention activities [prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and Positive, Health, Dignity, Prevention (PHDP)].
Global Health Mentor: Patricia Poppe, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Photo 1: This photo depicts community members from Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, discussing multiple sexual partnerships and the risk they pose for HIV transmission. It was taken in July 2014.
Photo 2: This depicts a teen girl in Port au Prince, Haiti, who participated in an HIV prevention education session. She had just completed an activity in which the youths learned how to properly use condoms.
Photo 3: This shows youths in Port-au-Prince who participated in an HIV prevention education session conducted by EVIH-T-trained peer facilitators. The boys were working on a group activity in which they were asked to think about and list teen boys' motivations for having sex, and the potential consequences of sexual relations.
Photo 4: This shows (far left) the EVIH-T project's "ambassadors" – two soccer stars from Haiti's men's and women's national soccer teams – speaking to the crowd at a local soccer match in Quartier-Morin, Haiti, about the importance of condom use and HIV testing.
Photo 5: This photo shows local Scouts of Haiti (Boy and Girl Scouts) parading an HIV/AIDS awareness banner at a youth soccer championship game in Quartier-Morin, Haiti. The banner reads (in Creole). "AIDS! I'm not getting it. I'm not passing it on" and "Get tested for HIV. Always use condoms."