The HIV/AIDS programme was started in 1992 to address the devastating effects caused by the pandemic. It became apparent that there were many people dying from the virus, there was a growing number of OVCs and the guardians lacked an effective support system for them and the infection rate among the youth was increasing in an alarming rate. The initial program strategies focused on creating awareness through anti-AIDS campaigns as well as care and support for the infected and affected. Later the focus changed to positive behavior change among the youth; positive behavior formation for the young children, care and support for the people living with HIV (PLWH), sustainable support for orphans and vulnerable children and intensified campaigns against shame, stigma, denial and discrimination (SSDD) in the community.
The current goal of the program is to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigate the negative impact on Pumwani community.
In summary, the program's strategies focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support for those infected and affected including Orphans and vulnerable children, advocacy and provision of the psychosocial support.