AHF-Ethiopia, with operations in Addis Ababa currently runs two HIV care facilities namely AHF-Yeka and AHF-Kolfe Clinics. These care centers are situated in two different sub-cities, Yeka Sub-city and Addis Ketema Sub-city respectively, where a large number of people reside and there is high day-to-day population movement. It is also believed that these areas have relatively higher HIV service needs. Generally, AHF-Ethiopia provides free comprehensive HIV care services including Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART), treatment of opportunistic infections, HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT), condom promotion and distribution, tuberculosis diagnosis and management, care for HIV exposed infants and family focused care, integrated family planning services, provision of preventive care package, and nutritional and psychosocial support program.
To date, AHF-Ethiopia has provided HIV care and treatment to 3,949 individuals in the two sites of which 1,124 are children and adolescents. Of these patients enrolled to care, 2,816 have received ART and related treatment support. AHF-Ethiopia provided HIV testing to 85,946 individuals in 2015, and 120,133 condoms were distributed alongside other HIV prevention activities the same year.
AHF-Ethiopia persistently strives to improve its collaboration with partners and is planning to expand its service to other government and non-government sites this year. Moreover, we are partnering with local civil society groups to work on HIV service advocacy with the objective of improving access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care to the needy beneficiaries.
With over 700,000 people living with HIV, Ethiopia remains a country highly affected by the HIV epidemic. In 2007, the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office launched the Millennium AIDS Campaign, broadly encouraging HIV testing in the hope of getting more people on treatment and bringing the epidemic under control. As a result, the overall prevalence of HIV among the general population has leveled off at 1.2%. Ethiopia has a population of about 99 million, of which 730,000 people are reportedly living with HIV. Of the 333,434 people who have ever been reported as beginning antiretroviral treatment, 249,174 are adhering to their treatment regimen.
Source: UNAIDS 2014 estimates, CIA World Factbook, 2011 Department of Health Survey