Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 8710
Country/Region: South Africa
Year: 2008
Main Partner: Academy for Educational Development
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $522,000

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


The Academy for Educational Development (AED) in partnership with South African Council on Alcoholism

and Drug Dependence (SANCA) and Lifeline along with a host of collaborators, seek to build on its success

under the community voluntary counseling and testing program previous funded by PEPFAR. AED will

collaborate with some of the same organizations and networks providing a mix of training along with several

strategic testing events seeking to capture clients who may visit service outlets. The program will be

implemented in four provinces.


AED proposes to build upon a previous program to expand counseling and testing (CT) in South Africa that

was funded by PEPFAR until FY 2006.


Activity 1: Outreach and HIV testing

This activity will be implemented through enhancing current CT sites and creating selected new sites,

especially in organizations with proven outreach to at-risk and underserved populations. AED will work with

Lifeline and align its activities with the its workplace prevention program to hold testing days at selected

worksites. AED will also support linkages to SANCA' s home visiting counselors with CT counselors to

support family testing. SANCA clients who have alcohol and drug dependency problem will all be offered

HIV testing by their counselors and this will be extended to their family members.

AED will hold testing events at locations frequented by youth and adolescents. Prior these events AED will

conduct community campaigns targeting youth and adolescents.

Activity 2: Training

AED will train staff from SANCA who work with high risk populations on HIV counseling and testing.

Refresher courses will be held for all other counselors. Counselors will be trained on couple HIV counseling

and testing.

All of the above activities will contribute towards meeting PEPFAR's 2-7-10 goals.