Strengthening the Involvement, Care and Support of People Living with HIV in the Middle East and North Africa: A Situational Overview


Prepared by the USAID-funded AIDSTAR-Two project, this situational overview provides a detailed analysis of the response to the epidemic by associations and support groups of people living with HIV in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. An estimated 500,000 people are living with HIV in the Middle East and North Africa, and the region is now among the top two regions in the world with the fastest growing HIV epidemic. This publication presents a summary analysis of the response for the involvement, care and support of people living with HIV, and includes information on current activities, gaps, and stakeholders in these four countries: Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia.  It also identifies priorities for action and recommendations to be considered by technical partners and civil society organizations aiming to further engage in programming to work with people living with HIV.