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AIDS Programmes

National Strategic Framework: 2004-2007

At time of update, the framework was being re-evaluated. However, a framework for sectoral response does exist.

HIV/AIDS Organisations

  National Superintendent of Health
Contact person: Tel: +57 1 622 6562
Location: Carrera 13 No. 32-76
Bogota, Colombia
Fax: +57 1 330 0210
What we do:

  Insituto Nacional de Salud (National Institute of Health)
Contact person: Oscar Eduardo Pacheco García, co-ordinator monitoring and evaluation of communicable diseases / Olga Patrícia Nova Tel: +57 1 2207 700 x 319
Location: Grupo Vigilancia y Control Enfermedades Trasmisibles - Equipo ITS
Avenida Calle 26 No 51-60
Zona 6 CAN, Conmutador: 2207700
Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Fax: +57 1 220 0901
What we do: Prevention; epidemiological monitoring; control, diagnosis and monitoring of STIs, HIV/ AIDS.

  Ministry of Social Protection
Contact person: Luis Angel Moreno Diaz, monitoring and evaluation-ART Tel: +57 1 330 5000 (Ext. 1418)
Location: Cra. 13 #32-76 Bogotá D.C. Colombia Fax: +57 1 336 0182
What we do:

 Red Latinoamericana de Personas Viviendo con VIH/SIDA
(Latin American Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS) RedLa+
Contact person: Bibiana Sandoval / Oswaldo Adolfo Rada Tel: +57 2 514 2208
Location: Calle 8 No. 22-60
Santiago de Cali, Colombia
Fax: +57 2 514 2211
What we do:

 Organizacion National de Mujeres Indigenas de Colombia
(National Organisation of Indigenous Women)
Contact person: Tel: +57 91 281 4985
Location: Cra 4 No. 26B-31
Bogota 057, Colombia
Fax: +57 91 284 4946
What we do:

 Corporación de Lucha Contra el SIDA (Corporation of the Fight Against AIDS)
Contact person: Jaime Galindo Quintero, president Tel: +57 2 514 2061
Location: Carrera 37A No. 6-49
Cali, Colombia
Fax: +57 2 514 1186
What we do: Promotion, prevention and integral care of people living with HIV/AIDS; HIV/AIDS reference centre in Latin America.

 Fundación Apoyo y Solidaridad (Commitment and Solidarity Foundation)
Contact person: Oswaldo Adolfo Rada Londoño Tel: +57 2 514 2211
Location: Calle 8 # No. 22 - 60 Barrio Alameda
Santiago de Cali, Colombia
+57 2 514 2002
  Fax: +57 2 514 2208
What we do: Health services; self-help groups; women and family support groups; pre and post-test counseling; family support; legal support; training; cultural/artistic workshops; creation of education materials; participation in prevention campaigns; events organising; research and evaluation of aspects linked with the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the community.

 Fundación Casa Gami
Contact person: Ligia Lopez Rivas Tel: +57 2 557 6910
Location: Carrera 21 No.10-49
Cali, Colombia
Fax: +57 2 514 0485
What we do: Psychosocial support groups for positive expectant mothers within the Valle del Cauca region to ensure completion of PMTCT regimens; support programs for positive children, including nutritional components; support to affected families; youth groups; support groups for women affected by gender-based violence.

 Fundación en Acción - Revista INdetectable (Foundation in Action—Indetectable Magazine)
Contact person:  Rafael Sandoval, editor Tel: +57 1 333 4170
Location: Cundinamarca
Bogota 1001, Colombia
Fax: +57 1 333 4170
What we do: Publications; website; support via the internet and the telephone; training workshops in human rights; personal development; therapies; HIV/AIDS promotion and prevention; treatment advice. Community activism in human rights; defense of the rights of sexual minorities and of people living with HIV/AIDS.

 Fundación Positivos por la Vida (Positive for Life Foundation)
Contact person: Nelson Garzón Gomez, director Tel: +57 4 265 6667
Location: Carrera 81 #45-198 La Floresta
Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Fax: +57 4 351 0551
What we do: Runs a home for positive children, "Dulce Corazon;" nutritional and legal support; support groups and workshops; sponsorship programme; workshops and conferences on prevention; family support.

 Hospital Central de la Policia (Central Police Hospital)
Contact person: Chantal Aristirabal Tel: +57 1 526 3787
Location: Calle 155 No23-45 (406)
Bogota, Colombia
What we do: Treatment; prevention.

 Liga Colombiana de Lucha Contra el SIDA (Colombian League for the Fight Against AIDS)
Contact person: Luis Leal, director Tel: +57 1 245 4757
Location: Avenida 32 # 14-46
Santafe de Bogota, Colombia
Fax: +57 1 245 4757
What we do: Ambulatory healthcare; human rights and advocacy; prevention and research in vulnerable groups; information.

 GTZ Office Bogotá
Contact person: Tel: +57 1 636 1114
Location: Cra. 13 No. 97-51
Oficina 302
Bogotá, Colombia
Fax: +57 1 635 1552
What we do: Assist in monitoring in conjunction with the WHO.

 Profamilia - Associacion Pro-Bienestar de la Familia Colombiana
(Association for the Well being of the Colombian Family)
Contact person: Juan Carlos Vargas Tel: + 57 1 339 0900
Location: Calle 34 No. 14 - 52
Bogotá D.C.,Colombia
What we do:

 CODHES - Consultoria para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento
(Human Rights and Displacement Consultancy)
Contact person: Tel: +57 232 5666
Location: Carrera 6, No 34-62, Officina 302
Bogota D.C., Colombia
What we do:

 UNAIDS Country Coordinator
Contact person: Ricardo Garcia Bernal Tel: +571 646 7000 (Ext. 322)
Location: Calle 102 # 17- A - 61
Bogotá. DC, Colombia
Fax: +571 655 6010
What we do:

 UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Chair
Contact person: Dr Sandro Calvani, UNDOC Tel: +57 1 646 7000
Location: UNODC Field Office Colombia
Calle 102 N. 18 - 61 Edificio Rodrigo Lara Bonilla Bogota D.C - Colombia
Fax: +57 1 655 6010
What we do:

Sources: - The Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
- The World Bank
- World Health Organization
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Country Profiles
- United Nations Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 2005. “World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision.” New York.
- The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Treatment Map

Adult HIV Prevalence Rate (%): 0.7
No. Of People living with HIV/AIDS (Oct. 2006): 43,569
No. Of HIV Testing & Counselling Sites: n/a
No. Of People in need of ART: 23,000
No. Of People On ART: 16,500
No. Of Sites Reportedly Distributing ARVs: n/a
No. Of People on ART Public Sector: 3,300
No. Of People on ART Private Sector: 13,200
No. Of People on ART in Non-Government Programmes: The ministry reports 0, however NGOs such as MSF are beginning to offer ARV treatment
No. Of People Expected to be on ART by end 2007: 24,600
Front Line Drug Regimen: zidovudine + lamivudine + efavirenz.
*PMTCT Regimen: n/a

HIV/AIDS Fund Disbursements:
Total Funds Disbursed By The Global Fund as of December 2006: US$ 6,911,470
Total Funds Disbursed By The World Bank Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Programme (MAP): not applicable
Total Funds Disbursed By PEPFAR During 2005 Fiscal Year: none

Sources: Ministry of Social Protection


Demographics (United Nations Population Fund):
Population: 46.3 million
Urban population: 73 percent

Under 5 mortality per 1000 births: 28
Male life expectancy: 70.1 years
Female life expectancy: 76.0 years
Combined average life expectancy: 73.05 years
Combined average life expectancy 1975-1980: approx. 61.6 years

Males with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths: 71%
Females with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths: 78%

Literacy rates:
Percentage of literate males aged 15 or older: 92.9 percent
Percentage of literate females aged 15 or older: 92.7 percent
Combined literacy rate for aged 15 or older: 92.8 percent
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