West Africa AIDS Foundation

Battling the spread of HIV/AIDS through grassroots initiatives and care & support centers throughout local communities.


Vision

To set up comprehensive health care centres in all regions of Ghana and West African sub-regions to provide quality health care and to reach out to identified target groups in collaboration with local and international partners.

Mission

To help battle the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigate its effects on communities by providing care and support centres, and developing and implementing pragmatic intervention programs.

Current Projects

STAR-Ghana Joint Project

with Hope for Future Generations and SocioServe

Positive Action for Children Fund Implementing Partners

USAID Strengthening The Care Continuum Project

 

Latest News

Health is a human right

Health is a human right. No one should have to choose between good health and other life necessities... On April 11, WAAF-IHCC, your community partner will be joining the Ministry of Health, Ghana to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization...

WAAF – IHCC participated in the 2017 Municipal Stakeholders Health Review Meeting

WAAF - IHCC participated in the 2017 Municipal Stakeholders Health Review Meeting organized by the Ga East Health Directorate on 5th April, 2018. The meeting took place at the Presbyterian Women's Centre at Abokobi in the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra...

San Francisco and Oakland to host AIDS 2020

The world’s largest HIV conference returns 30 years later to where the AIDS epidemic first emerged in the US. The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that San Francisco, California, in partnership with nearby Oakland, will host the 23rd International AIDS...

Facts & Questions about HIV and AIDS:

HIV can spread only in certain body fluids from a person infected with HIV:

 

  • Blood
  • Semen
  • Pre-seminal fluids
  • Rectal fluids
  • Vaginal fluids
  • Breast milk
  • Get tested and know your partner’s HIV status.
  • Use a condom correctly every time you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
  • Limit your number of sexual partners.
  • Get tested and treated for STIs. Insist that your partners get tested and treated too.
  • Talk to your WAAF about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is an HIV prevention option for people who do not have HIV but who are at high risk of becoming infected with HIV due to a particular incident.
  • Do not inject drugs. But if you do, use only sterile drug injection equipment and water and never share your equipment with others.
The only way you can know your HIV status by taking an HIV test. Even if your exposure risk was low, you can only know whether you are HIV positive or HIV negative by taking a test. An HIV test should be a routine part of looking after your sexual health. Repeating the test every 6-12 months is important in case you are exposed to HIV in the future. Some people are advised to test more frequently.

For answers to more questions about HIV, read our FAQ page.