Pastoral Activities and Services for people with AIDS Dar es Salaam Archdiocese (PASADA) is a social service agency operating under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dar es Salaam that was begun in August 1992 when a small group of people with HIV gathered to seek mutual aid and support. PASADA has grown rapidly to meet the exploding demands of the HIV pandemic in the Dar es Salaam urban area. PASADA strives to reach the poorest of the poor living with HIV and provide them with holistic care and support services. Although sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church, the services offered by PASADA are available to all individuals without discrimination of any sort and completely free of charge. Additionally, educational programs are carried out at community level with the objective of reducing stigma and discrimination and promoting behavioral change, thereby limiting the spread of the virus.

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