HIV/AIDS remain one among the crisis that faces Tanzania and the world as a whole as it affects all sectors and all people regardless of the age, gender, education or any socio-economic status.
Globally 36.9 million people are living with HIV/AIDS while only 51% among them know their HIV status, (WHO, 2015). In, 2014 UNAIDS reported that, there are 25 million people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and that makes sub-Saharan Africa to be the most affected region in the world.
We also believe that through partnerships and efforts with different stakeholders, we can achieve 90-90-90 goals and ending AIDS epidemic in Tanzania by 2030. So far Tanzania has made remarkable progress towards the 90-90-90 goals, and that gives us confidence and strength of fighting against HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
A total of 1.4 million Tanzanians are estimated to be living with HIV in Tanzania
It is estimated there are 55,000 new infections and 33,000 AIDS-related deaths occur in Tanzania annually
Among 1.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania only 960 000 (70%) of them know their status
What We Do
In line with UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goals, we promote HIV testing in communities, schools, colleges and universities, health facilities, and at hotspots so that people know their HIV status and consequently of all people with diagnosed
HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy as soon as possible
HIV/AIDS information outreach particularly on HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support options available in the community and at local health facilities with a view to increasing the demand for comprehensive, quality care, treatment and support services.
Home-based community based care (HBCBC) and psychosocial support for PLHA: SOFT offer a range of services to individuals and families infected and affected by HIV and AIDS to ensure that the basic needs of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs) are met
Health promotion to communities, schools, colleges and universities to encourage people to change their sexual behaviour and to practice safe sex at all times