HIV Testing and Stigma Reduction
We are excited to announce that on November 11, 2013, the one millionth HIV rapid test donated by Alere landed on the ground in Zimbabwe. Our partnership with Alere formally began on World AIDS Day 2011 when Alere committed to helping us provide greater access to HIV testing to underserved populations in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Alere provided one million free HIV tests that have been deployed in ten countries via our health service structures including social franchises and community health workers. We have also collaborated on a number of HIV awareness and advocacy events in Zambia, touring the country with our Global Ambassador, actor and activist Debra Messing. We have recognized Alere’s contributions to the HIV community through our Impact Awards, which celebrate distinguished men and women who have helped make progress in the global AIDS response. These milestones and events mark only the beginning of our partnership with Alere; we have many exciting collaborations in the works.