Treatment, Care and Support

NAPWA works to ensure an effective facilitation and provision of nutrition, treatment, care and support to the membership and affected people. NAPWA also provides counseling through support groups.

Advocacy and Human Rights

Through this programme NAPWA aims to increase knowledge of human rights to both the infected and affected to promote competent communities and families so that they can be able to exercise their rights.


About Us

NAPWA South Africa is a non political, non-discriminatory, non governmental, not for profit membership based organization that does not discriminate based on race, age, creed, sex and sexual orientation. It has nine (9) provincial offices, with more than 500 branches and a countless number of ever increasing support groups spread across the country. It enjoys a membership of more than 300 000 drawn in from Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West and Western Cape Province.


NAPWA's Vision

A society which accepts, cares for, supports ,empowers and defends the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS to live as humans with full potential in South Africa.

NAPWA's Mission
NAPWA is a non-political, non-discriminatory, non-governmental membership based organization which facilitates and advocates for the social-economic development of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and the creation of social structures that address issues of care, support and prevention, working in partnership with relevant organizations and the broader community.

NAPWA's Objectives
* Represent, co-ordinate and communicate the needs of People Living with HIV and AIDS.
* Ensure the human rights of all PWA’s are recognized and upheld.
* Research of information while protecting PWA’s against any form of exploitation
* Collection and dissemination of accurate and relevant HIV&AIDS information.
* Mobilize infected and affected people to unite against the spread & impact of HIV and AIDS.
* Develop and sustain PWA support groups and structures.
* Promote education that is sensitive and specific to the needs of PLWHA.
* Provide guidance and support for People Living with HIV and AIDS.
* Expose and prevent any kind of exploitation of all People Living with HIV and AIDS.
* Give expression to the needs, demands and human rights of all People Living with HIV and AIDS in South Africa through advocacy and activism
* Implement and facilitate capacity building for the empowerment of PLWHA.