At the time of creating RRP+, many people in Rwanda lacked knowledge about HIV and linked HIV with immoral behavior. Consequently, this fueled HIV related stigma and discrimination against people infected and affected by HIV. To change this situation, representatives of 175 associations of PLHIV from across the country decided in March 2003 to form a network of people living with HIV (RRP+) In Rwanda.
RRP+ advocates for increased respect of rights of People living with HIV and affected by it.
RRP+ in Community outreach aims to stop the occurence of new HIV infections and related Co-infection diseases.
RRP+ throught community-based peer education approach ensure all PLHIV on ART suppress the viral load up to undetectable level.
RRP+ aims to help PLHIV gain the ability to improve their economic and social status through Support, education and training.