In 2011, the Committee on the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS in the Armed Forces and National Police of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPRECOS LAC) launched an innovative multi-country project on Increasing HIV Evidence-Based Prevention Strategies, Including the Reduction of Stigma, Discrimination and Gender Inequity in the Uniformed Services ("AVANZADA COPRECOS") with Round 9 funding from The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
The AVANZADA COPRECOS LAC Project addressed identified gaps in HIV prevention services within the uniformed services and established sustainability by strengthening policies, systems, infrastructure, human resources, and supply chain management for health products (e.g., condoms). The project also enhanced the ability of the LAC region to address common needs, shared best practices, and raised awareness related to HIV/AIDS. CAI was the approved Principal Recipient for the project, with fifteen COPRECOS Countries serving as Sub-Recipients over the five year project plan. To learn more about the project's objectives and key strategies, click here.