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The Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation (PIAF) is the first and sole regional non-governmental organisation focusing exclusively on HIV/AIDS in the Pacific Islands.

PIAF has been operational since January 2003. It is registered under the Charitable Trust Act of the Cook Islands where the Foundation is based.

PIAF was born out of the vision of its founder, Ms Maire Bopp Dupont, a young Tahitian woman first diagnosed HIV positive in 1998.

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PIAF is dedicated to improving the quality of life for People infected/affected by HIV/AIDS & improving prevention messaging through...

POSITIVE LIVING
With the creation of an HIV/AIDS friendly environment, making it easier for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) to voluntarily disclose their status without fear of discrimination. This will contribute towards awareness and prevention within society and improved self-esteem and acceptance of PLWHA.

POSITIVE HEALTH
By reducing the numbers of cases of HIV that become AIDS, and improving the quality of health of PLWHA, by providing access to treatment, and an HIV educated medical community.

POSITIVE PARTNERSHIP
Involving all sectors of society, for they are all affected by HIV/AIDS. So PLWHA will benefit from a more effective, efficient and targeted intervention by all parts of society.

POSITIVE ACTION AND PREVENTION
Improving policies that address HIV issues and achieve a reduction in the number of new infections.

POSITIVE INVESTMENT
Minimising the economic burden of HIV/AIDS on affected households.