AIDS Concern will lead social change by individuals, organisations and society to meet our strategic priorities, to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and eliminate stigma for people living with HIV.
- Provide comprehensive HIV prevention education for people at highest risk of HIV
- Extend the coverage of HIV testing for people at highest risk of HIV
- Ensure the accessibility to HIV treatment and achieve UVL for people newly diagnosed with HIV
- Advocacy to improve access to HIV prevention and care
- Develop a mixed model of free and fee basis service delivery
The highest risk groups for transmission of HIV which we will focus our services on are:
• People living with HIV (those who know they are HIV positive and those who do not know)
• Men who have sex with men
• Heterosexual men with multiple sex partners
• Youth at risk for HIV infection
• Ethnic minorities
We will approach the groups at risk for HIV infection through outreach, workshops, and peer-counselling to provide them with free HIV/AIDS education and testing services. We will also promote the importance of safer sex among the at risk communities and strengthen their knowledge regarding sexual health in order to reduce their risk of HIV infection.
We will provide information and support to people living with HIV, including counselling, home visits and “Ride Concern” transportation services. We will also equip people newly diagnosed with HIV and their families with practical HIV/AIDS knowledge, while extend the coverage of HIV testing for people at highest risk of HIV.
Meanwhile, we dedicate ourselves to promote public education, reduce stigma and discrimination in order to create a more supportive social environment for people living with HIV.
We will work to build the capacity of other people and organisations to deliver HIV education, testing and support through collaborations and partnerships to ensure the accessibility to HIV treatment.
We will also work with individuals and organisations to respond to HIV/AIDS issues and to pay close attention to sexual health issues in Hong Kong, hoping to achieve UVL for people newly diagnosed with HIV.
We will work closely with the government, local and international organisations to advocate on HIV/AIDS-related issues and policies. We will encourage the public, media and the government to respond with action. We aim to create a supportive environment that reduces the risk of HIV infection and the stigma for people affected by HIV.
Four areas we will particularly focus on are:
• Safeguarding the rights of people living with HIV
• Safeguarding the legal rights of the sexual minorities
• Promoting comprehensive sexuality education for young people
• Promoting male sexual health
Develop a social enterprise project “MY PLACE”, provides professional and affordable sexual health services such as PrEP medical check-up and prescription, HIV self-test, sexually transmitted infection screening and medication, sexual health and intimate relationship related counselling, professional workshops of sexuality education, sexual health products recommendation.
MY PLACE aims to fill the service gap in Hong Kong and take care of the needs of people with different sexual orientation. We hope to bring quality sexual health service with affordable prices. All proceeds will be used to support the HIV prevention and community education work of AIDS Concern.