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ICA HIV/AIDS Prevention Initiative

A Campaign for Creating AIDS-Free Communities

The goal of the Campaign is to build AIDS-free communities as described by UNAIDS: 90% of those between ages 15 and 49 have been tested; 90% of those who test positive are in treatment; 90% of those in treatment have low viral counts reducing their likelihood of infecting others.  Link to UNAIDS:

A Decade of Work 2001-2010

The ICA HIV/AID Prevention Initiative

Report on a Decade of Work 2001-2010 

describes the Campaign’s three phases.


I      Preparation and Demonstration 2001 – 2004

By the end of 2004 eight African countries were working to ‘Break the Silence” on HIV/AIDS, reaching 105 villages with 432 trained as peer educators.


II     Broader and Deeper 2005 – 2006

By 2006 5,100 were trained as caregivers, community educators and counselors. Work with youth in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria used Youth as Facilitative Leaders to train young people to be peer educators; 4,500 youth were educated about HIV and leadership. The Campaign expanded with three new opportunities with the Kenya Ministry of Health, Stanford University’s Positive Self-Management Program, and a demonstration project in Ngwesi, Kenya.


III    Integration and Expansion 2007 – 2010

From Ngwesi,Kenya the theme “Getting HIV Under Control” became the Campaign’s focus. The theme raised questions of “How to prevent AIDS?”, “How can a community get AIDS under control?” and “How to support the results the Campaign initiated?”

The Toolbox

The AIDS-free Community Campaign


is composed of seven booklets:


  • Campaign Consult Procedures: Leader’s Guide
      • Overview
      • Leadership Planning Consult
      • Peer Educator Training Consult
      • HIV/AIDS Management Implementation Consult
      • Evaluation and Continuation Consult
      • Methods and Materials: Making It Work







The One Year Community Campaign