In Guinea-Bissau, HIV prevalence is 3.3% in the general population. In the Tombali region, bordering Guinea-Conakry, HIV prevalence among pregnant women is 5.3% (INASA, 2014).
Between 2011 and 2012, a survey carried out by ENDA Santé as part of the Gender and Development Health Project identified a high proportion of STI cases in the area.
The survey showed that the population had little knowledge of STI prevention methods.
The Frontiers and Vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS in West Africa (FEVE) project conducted awareness raising, consultations and treatment of STIs as well as HIV testing in Cacine.
The campaign was carried out from 23 to 25 February 2018. In addition, a joint activity between Guinea-Bissau and Guinea-Conakry in the Tombali region raised awareness among over 1,000 people. Among them, 583 people were consulted and 293 STI cases diagnosed.