Myanmar has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in Asia. The number of people living with HIV in Myanmar was estimated at around 189,000 in 2013 and about 120,000 of those who need treatment aren’t getting it. An estimated 15,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2013.

We've worked in Myanmar since 2004, supporting local communities to organise and manage projects responding to HIV. Community-based organisations have been trained in areas including counselling, safe sex practices, outreach, and organisational development, i.e. skills in project management, financial management, documentation and monitoring and evaluation. In 2013 Alliance Myanmar contributed 10% of the national coverage for HIV prevention, care and treatment.

Our programming targets marginalised groups most affected by HIV, including people living with HIV, men who have sex with men and sex workers. In 2014 Alliance Myanmar reached over 30,000 people from marginalised groups with HIV prevention activities.

Alliance Myanmar is working with young people as part of the Link Up project, an ambitious, five country programme which aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of more than one million young people. In 2015 Alliance Myanmar reached over 34,000 people with HIV and sexual and reproductive health services.

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