Cool and Safe


Place de la Vieille

Halle aux Blé 29-28

1000 Brussels

+32 27337299

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The Cool andSafe project is a community sexual health project of the AIDS Prevention Platform (PPS), aimed at promoting sexual health and preventing HIV/STIs among migrants, Afro-descendants and Latin-Caribbeans. This project was born from the merger of the PPS and the Sidaids Migrants service, which had expertise in terms of prevention with this population. The Cool and Safe project therefore takes this expertise and puts it to use in new actions to promote combinedHIV/STI prevention.  

The Plateforme Prévention Sida is a French-speaking Belgian association that works on the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) inWallonia and Brussels. It works in consultation and partnership with associations active in the fields of health promotion, sexual health, STI/HIV prevention, research, migration, violence against women, or with the medical sector at Belgian, European and international levels.  

The Platform also carries out more targeted actions towards a particularly vulnerable sub-public, i.e. men who have sex with men from sub-Saharan African, Latin American or Caribbean communities.

The main actions carried out are:

  • Free screening for HIV and STIs
  • Training and facilitation/awareness-raising on sexual health and combined HIV/STI prevention within communities and in living areas
  • Training of community relays to carry out awareness, information, education and communication activities on HIV/STIs and sexual health in their community.
  • Accompanying and supporting PLHIV (People Living with HIV)
  • Promotion and community support of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) forAfro-Latino-Caribbean people
  • Promotion of sexual health among vulnerable groups (MSM & SAFE project, FABSS)
  • Production and free distribution of prevention tools (condoms, lubricants, flyers, etc.)
  • Creation of a participatory network to work together, through the pooling of members' resources and skills, on sexual health issues in Afro-Latino-Caribbean communities.