Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation (PIAF) is the first and
sole regional non-governmental organisation focusing exclusively
on HIV/AIDS in the Pacific Islands.
has been operational since January 2003. It is registered
under the Charitable Trust Act of the Cook Islands where
the Foundation is based.
was born out of the vision of its founder, Ms Maire Bopp
Dupont, a young Tahitian woman first diagnosed HIV positive
is dedicated to improving the quality of life for People
infected/affected by HIV/AIDS & improving prevention
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.
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.
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.
ACTION AND PREVENTION
Improving policies that address HIV issues and achieve a
reduction in the number of new infections.
Minimising the economic burden of HIV/AIDS on affected households.