KEY POPULATIONSThe Kimirina Corporation's response to HIV focuses on the characteristic of the epidemic concentrated in key populations, which, according to the UNAIDS definition, are those that are more likely to live with HIV or that are disproportionately affected by the virus compared to the general population, in the case of Ecuador, these are: gay men, bisexuals, other men who have sex with men, Trans population, whose prevalence fluctuates between 11 and 16% in MSM and from 22 to 34 % in the Trans population. Our interventions are mainly aimed at providing prevention services for the reduction of new HIV infections, facilitating early access to HIV tests and linking to the services of key populations for their care and treatment of HIV and STIs
YOUNG AND TEENAGERSKimirina works with (together with, for and for) young people and adolescents on issues of sexual and reproductive health, based on several models tested in several provinces of the country and their interventions are carried out with an intergenerational, intercultural approach to social equity and gender rights, which includes the strengthening of leadership, as well as the development and implementation of youth projects.
WOMEN AND OTHER POPULATIONS IN VULNERABILITY SITUATIONAmong the population with which Kimirina works in the response to HIV, women are found, because according to the MSP in Ecuador, 1 in 3 people with HIV at the end of 2018 were women. In addition, the main risk factors for HIV transmission for Ecuadorian women is having anal or vaginal intercourse with an HIV-positive person without using a condom or without taking medications to prevent or treat HIV infection.
Kimirina also considers that women have factors that increase the risk of infection related to their partner's high-risk behavior patterns, such as violence and machismo.