Upendo HIV Group

Upendo HIV Group is a support group for HIV positive individuals located in Arusha, and is comprised of approximately 70 members. The Tanzanian government does have an existing program offering antri-retroviral therapy to HIV positive individuals; however, the treatment of many opportunistic infections affecting these patients is not government-funded. MedOutreach performs medical and dental screens for the members of Upendo HIV group at a local hospital, and provides medications free of cost. MedOutreach also provides educational sessions about HIV/AIDS, and works with members of the community to ensure that access to care and medication is available throughout the year.