Volunteers who elects to take on a placement with HIV/AIDS is taking part in the efforts to mount an effective response in meeting the needs of target communities. The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa is unusual in its scope and magnitude. Health workers are under great pressure, given the unprecedented surge in the number of HIV/AIDS patients. This is a great program for volunteers interested in health care or keen to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. If you are good with people and eager to meet and get to know people, this is also the program for you.