Adolescent and Young People

CCI implementing an Adolescent and Young People (AYP) programme which is a 3-year (2022-2025) funded through AIDS FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA and BEYOND ZERO. The programme offers an age-tailored combination prevention programme for AYP aged 15-24. The programme targets AYP, in and out of school, but does not decline service provision to other populations who are engaged by the programme (i.e. Adolescent Boys and Young Men in school, and other members of the broader community). The AYP programme is implemented in the provinces of North West (Bojanala District) and Free State (Thabo Mofutsanyane District). The total estimated grant amount for the 3-year Global Fund programmes is $11.8 million. The project will reach 90,500 AYP throughout its 3-year lifespan

Overall objectives:

Decrease HIV incidence

Decrease teenage pregnancy.

Decrease gender-based violence.

Increase retention in school.

Increase economic opportunities

CCI is implementing  a Global Fund grant for  prevention programmes for Men who have Sex with other Men (MSM) in the North West (Bojanala District


For Men who have Sex with other Men (MSM)

Combination HIV prevention combines all three of the following types of interventions into a single integrated approach to HIV prevention.

  • Behavioural interventions to promote and sustain safe behaviours among individuals and social units using a variety of educational, motivational, peer education and skills building interventions focusing on knowledge, attitudes, skills and beliefs.
  • Biomedical interventions to block or diminish HIV infectiousness or reduce susceptibility to HIV infection. Such interventions include condoms and lubricants, sexual and reproductive health services, antiretroviral therapy (ART), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and HIV testing and counselling.
  • Structural interventions to promote an enabling environment by addressing political, economic, and sociocultural factors that are the drivers of vulnerability to HIV infection. The intervention seeks to bring to scale community empowerment and other programmes that have been proven to reduce stigma, discrimination, and marginalization, including in health care settings.