The initial interaction between LPK and HIV positive women is through the first phase, referred to as HIV INTERVENTION.
The purpose of this program is to get HIV-positive women out of the slums and on to the path to recovery. When a woman is diagnosed as being HIV positive and discloses her status, it is extremely common for her to be completely rejected by her family, friends, spouse, and the community as a whole. This, despite the fact that it is often the husband who gives them HIV in the first place.
The rejection and isolation force the women to move into the slums with their children. This often results in a lack of nutrition and income, which then causes their illness to worsen.
Teaching women self-advocacy and organising community events to educate them on HIV/AIDS are also important parts of LPK’s efforts to address the illness.