“I Gained Strength and Moved Forward”: Diagnosing and Treating HIV in Tajikistan

When PSI began implementing the USAID Central Asia HIV Flagship Activity in late 2015, it set out to achieve two goals: find cases of HIV and provide linkage to services for undiagnosed HIV cases; and perform case management for anti-retroviral therapy (ART) initiation and adherence. As PSI closes its part of the project at the end of this year and hands the reins to FHI360, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the Flagship Activity’s achievements and the people it has helped to live long, fulfilling lives.

“When a pure negative test comes out, I am happy. Everything in life is fine,” says Ikromov, one of the project’s clients in Tajikistan. The Flagship Activity works with clients like Abdullaeva, Obid, Ikromov, Akhmedova and Nabotov, featured in the video below, to help them begin and continue treatment for HIV to keep their viral load at zero.  In Tajikistan alone, the project has distributed 55,500 tests and has identified 1900 new cases of HIV.

Watch the video below to learn more about the project’s life-changing activities in Tajikistan, and how clients like Ikromov are keeping themselves and their families safe from HIV.

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