HAPA Kenya Profile

INTRODUCTION

When one gay man living positively confessed to not using antiretroviral treatment due to claims that he was suffering from the side effects, young and middle aged gay and bisexual men living positively saw the need to form an organization to cater for ARV default, double stigmatization and ignorance among themselves. In September 2011, an alliance was named HAPA Kenya. HAPA is an acronym standing for HIV/AIDS People Alliance. In December 2011, HAPA Kenya was registered as a community based organization.

We didn’t take care of ourselves and it is high time we took care of our partners and ourselves to avoid new infections.

VISION:

Economically empowered and informed members on their health rights.

MISSION

To offer empowerment through information sharing and economic training to members.