Joining forces to get tested for HIV in Togo

25 March 2017

UNAIDS and the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF) have joined together to support HIV testing among young people in Togo as part of the ProTest HIV campaign. For 15 days in Togo’s capital Lomé, UNAIDS and partners promoted voluntary HIV testing, care and support for people living with HIV and broader HIV prevention programmes among youth and adolescents, including access to reproductive health, family planning and sexual health services.

More than 2300 adolescents and young people attended the various events. Up to 600 people took an HIV test and more than 5000 male and female condoms were distributed during the 15 days.

The campaign in Lomé was held in partnership with the Ministry of Development Planning, the Ministry of Health, the University of Lomé, Maison TV5 Monde and the IOF Regional Office for West Africa.

UNAIDS is working with countries to ensure that, by 2020, 90% of young people have the skills, knowledge and capacity to protect themselves from HIV.


“Transforming our society, our environment and our economy in a sustainable way can only be done if we create the right conditions and the right environment for our youth, such as ending AIDS by 2030.”

Alexandre Etsri Homevor Secretary-General, Ministry of Development Planning, Togo

“We must use all the tools in our hands to reach students and youth so that they are appropriately informed about HIV infection and HIV testing.”

Eli Apedo President of the HIV and Health Promotion Platform-Lomé Commune