Together we're cracking the code with men—to help end AIDS for everyone.

Amazing things happen when we listen to men — and develop programs around their unique needs across the cascade of care.

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Men newly initiated on treatment
1 %
Virally Suppressed
Dr. Deborah L. Birx, PEPFAR, MenStar

"The MenStar Coalition has proved that it is possible to bring more men into treatment by taking a client-centered approach. Despite this success, there’s more to be done. We must now re-double efforts to ensure that these men are retained in treatment, which is critical to achieving epidemic control."

Deborah L. Birx, MD

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, PEPFAR

Insight-Driven Innovations

Coalition Programs Designed to Engage Men at Every Stage
A movement of the youth, by the youth, for the youth. The wildly popular #CHUKUA Selfie story began with a single social media post. Read More
Self-testing is a major breakthrough in HIV care. Self Testing Africa (STAR) is a powerful innovator in low and middle-income countries. Read More
What if buying an HIV self-test kit was an impulse buy like picking up a chocolate bar? Meet the HIV Self-Testing Challenge Fund in Kenya. Read More
The loneliest day in a man's life might be the day he finds out he is HIV positive. Coach Mpilo offers men a caring, resourceful, HIV-positive peer to help him adjust. Read More
Today, meeting clients "where they are" means digital. MenConnect leverages South Africa's most pervasive digital platform to engage men at scale and relieve clinician burden. Read More
It's not about a disease. It's about people. HIV-positive men have preferences, habits, constraints, desires—in short, lives! MINA is a 360-degree approach to making the healthcare experience actually work for men in South Africa. Read More
Dablap is well-known local slang for a shortcut. Dablapmeds makes it easy for stable HIV clients to dramatically cut the time it takes to get their medications. Read More
To get clients into care, you need to get care to clients. Even if that means crossing rivers and dodging rhinos. Outsourcing medicine distribution to the private sector eliminates the need for clients and health workers to take lengthy journeys to collect health products. Read More