TCE is a community mobilization programme focused on preventing HIV transmission. The basic principle of TCE is that only people can free themselves from the HIV epidemic. The programme mobilizes people to change behaviour and use health services such as HIV testing, HIV treatment, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and opportunistic infections.
The TCE is aligned with the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal of ensuring that 90% of people infected with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of those infected receive antiretroviral treatment, meaning that 90% of people under treatment achieve viral suppression.
Testing is focused on specific groups such as teenage girls and sex workers. People are reached through index testing and in other ways. It should be noted that ADPP has been implementing the TCE Programme since 2001 and to date has reached over 2 million people