© Nell Freeman for Frontline AIDS

In Senegal, we're helping some of the country’s most marginalised communities better protect themselves from HIV.

The rate of HIV infection among the general population of Senegal is relatively low, at just 0.4%. However, the percentage rises significantly among people who are marginalised and criminalised, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), and sex workers. In addition, the number of women living with HIV is significantly higher than men.

We’re working in the country to help better protect these groups.


  • 27.6% of MSM are living with HIV.
  • 4.8% of sex workers are living with HIV.
  • 22,000 women are living with HIV, compared to 16,000 men.

Meet one of OUR PARTNERs

Alliance Nationale des Communautés pour la santé (ANCS)

We’re working with ANCS to tackle the ongoing stigma that many of those living with, or at risk of, HIV face.

Every year, ANCS reaches thousands of sex workers, MSM, young people, and women with services that include HIV testing, antiretroviral treatment and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

The team is also part of a broader regional harm reduction programme that is working to improve human rights and access to both HIV and tuberculosis prevention and treatment for people who use drugs.


In 2019, ANCS reached:

  • 2,500 people sexual reproductive health and rights interventions (including HIV).
  • 3,500 MSM and 6,000 sex workers with HIV prevention services.
  • 122 community-based organisations with technical support.

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