Introduction

In 1998, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) nominated The Korean Federation for AIDS Prevention (KFAP) as its contact organization in The Republic of Korea. In order to manage the responsibilities associated with this position, KFAP soon after created the Korea UNAIDS Information and Support Center (KUISC). Thus, KUISC's initial mandate was to act as a channel between the Korean public and the UNAIDS headquarters regarding information about the HIV/AIDS pandemic both at home and abroad.


With the continually increasing numbers of foreign people living and working in Korea, KUISC soon took on a second though equally crucial mission of providing resources about HIV/AIDS to the foreign population in Korea. Thus, with support from KFAP and the Korean Government, KUISC opened an office in Itaewon in 2003 in order to provide HIV/AIDS testing, counseling and information to foreigners.

 

 

By providing HIV/AIDS information and services, KHAP strives to attain the best quality of healthcare for all foreigners in Korea and to connect Korea??s fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic with that of the international community.

 

 

KHAP aims to assist foreigners residing in Korea by providing accurate, multilingual informational resources about HIV/AIDS as well as services such as testing and counseling.
 

 

To disseminate information to foreigners residing and working in Korea about HIV/AIDS through multilingual educational media such as pamphlets, films, workshops and seminars

 

To provide free, anonymous HIV/AIDS screening for foreigners residing in Korea as well as counseling services for those who test positive for HIV/AIDS

 

To provide a channel for information about HIV/AIDS to reach the Korean public and for information about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Korea to reach the international community