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We’re on the frontline of HIV support in Burundi, helping local communities respond to their country’s HIV epidemic.

There are 82,000 people in Burundi living with HIV, many of whom are part of marginalised communities such as sex workers and people who inject drugs. IIn adult women, the rate of infection is a third more than of men, at 54% compared with 33%.

We’re working here to support communities across Burundi take action against the HIV epidemic.


  • 10.2% of people who inject drugs are living with HIV.
  • 4.8% of men who have sex with men are living with HIV.
  • The criminalisation of same-sex acts could mean imprisonment of up to 14 years.
  • 21.3% of sex workers are living with HIV.


Alliance Burundaise Contre le SIDA et pour la Promotion de la Sante (ABS)

Our work with ABS gives us access to a national network of more than 342 different organisations that are tackling HIV.

ABS is part of a wider regional programme to help 10-19 year olds who are either living with, or most affected by, HIV.


In 2018, ABS reached:

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