Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 8708
Country/Region: South Africa
Year: 2008
Main Partner: Johns Hopkins University
Main Partner Program: JHPIEGO
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $522,000

Funding for Prevention: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $522,000

SUMMARY:

The focus of this project is the implementation of confidential counseling and testing (CT) in the workplace

and will link CT with other interventions such as prevention, treatment and support systems. Emphasis

areas will be CT service delivery, development of HIV policies in the workplace, training, prevention

messages, quality assurance and supportive supervision, and capacity building, Target groups will include

women and men of reproductive age, management and trade union members in the work environment.

BACKGROUND:

Under this project JHPIEGO will assist individual companies to create a conducive environment for

confidentialand voluntary counseling and testing. JHPIEGO will do this by addressing management, unions

and employees though the provision of basic but thourough HIV and AIDS information; providing assistance

in the reduction of stigma and discrimination and the impact of HIV and AIDS in the workplace; and

supporting VCT services.

ACTIVITIES AND EXPECTED RESULTS:

JHPIEGO will institute confidential counseling and testing services in the workforce in both private and

public institutions. JHPIEGO will design workplace HIV and AIDS programs that respond to individual

companies' needs and fulfill the goals of this project. Management, union members, individual employees,

and family members will be targeted. JHPIEGO will work to ensure that confidential counseling and rapid

testing services focusing on risk reduction, will be accessible to all workers and their partners in selected

sites. JHPIEGO will also incorporate stigma reduction strategies and issues of sexual violence and

prevention for positives. The expected results under this objective are: 1) Workplace HIV and AIDS policies

developed and disseminated; 2) Counseling and testing sites established and running; 3) Stigma

surrounding HIV and AIDS reduced in and out of the workplace; 4) Prevention message dissemination

strategies developed and sustained; 5) Peer education programs developed and sustained and;6) Establish

linkages to care, treatment and other interventions.

Throughout the life of this project, JHPIEGO will implement the GIPA( Greater Involvement of People living

with HIV and AIDS) principles as appropriate; the GIPA principle supports the substantive involvement and

inclusion of people living with HIV and AIDS in all aspects of project design, implementation and monitoring.

These activities will directly support PEPFAR 2-7-10 goals.