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Team Dai Challenge 2018: Riding to support 
People Living with HIV/Aids in Laos

This year Team Dai is raising money for the Association for People Living with HIV/Aids (APL+)APL+ envisions a Lao society where people living with and are affected by HIV/AIDS have a better quality of life, equal rights and are able to live without stigma and discrimination. It strives to achieve this by engaging in policy dialogue, through advocacy, by developing skills of people living with HIV/AIDS, and improving access to treatment

APL+ is the only organization that implements activities by people living with HIV/AIDS for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Team Dai aims to raise USD 10,000 for APL+

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Association for People Living with HIV/Aids (APL+)

The Lao Network of people living with HIV/AIDS (LNP+) was established in 2003 under the umbrella of the Lao Red Cross to work with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) nationwide. In 2012, LNP+ was officially registered as a legal entity under the name Association of People Living with HIV/AIDs Network (APL+).


APL+ aims to reduce stigma and discrimination on PLHIV in the community and provide assistance and support to PLHIV in accessing treatment. Currently, APL+ has 1,200 PLHIV members , including 404 women and is working in 12 provinces around the country.

Vision:  That people who are living with and are affected by HIV/AIDS have a better quality of life and that all PLHIV have equal rights in society and are able to live without stigma and discrimination.

Mission:  APL+ is strengthening the coordination in partnerships with the Lao government and civil society organizations as well as community based organizations responding to HIV/AIDS in Lao PDR. APL+ is the key representative and key voice of PLHIV in Laos. To be involved with all works related to HIV/AIDS responses and services, to build the capacity for PLHIV at all levels and to respond to the national HIV/AIDS strategic plan.

Objectives 
  • To build the capacity of the current SG leaders and establish new SG network in the target areas.
  • To advocate the primary issues of PLHIV, promote equal rights for PLHIV and reduce stigma - discrimination in communities.  
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