यौन स्वास्थ्य सेवा

Our vision: A world in which every birth is wanted

Our mission: Children by choice, not chance

Our work on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections is fully integrated into our broader sexual and reproductive health programs. Poor sexual and reproductive health and HIV infection have common roots in poverty, gender inequality, stigma and cultural factors.

Our HIV/AIDS programs are primarily focused on prevention of new infections. We work with communities to spread prevention messages via educational campaigns aimed at behaviour change.

We offer voluntary testing and counselling for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. We diagnose and treat a range of sexually transmitted infections, and we refer HIV-positive clients to agencies that offer treatment options.

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV is an important area of our work. Mother-to-child transmission occurs when the HIV virus passes from a woman to her baby during pregnancy, labour, delivery, or breastfeeding.

Without treatment, around 15-30 percent of babies born to HIV-infected women will become infected with HIV during pregnancy and delivery. A further 5-20 percent will become infected through breastfeeding. We’re working to stop children becoming infected in this way by integrating a package of PMTCT measures into our wider programs. Our integrated services for women include antenatal care, nutritional advice, PMTCT, and a safe delivery for HIV positive and negative women