Our Journey

The Kuala Lumpur AIDS Support Services Society (KLASS) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2001 by medical professionals and communities affected by HIV. We are a registered society affiliated with the Malaysian AIDS Council.

Providing end-to-end HIV Care

Since its inception, KLASS has been pioneering community-based HIV support services in Malaysia by filling gaps in existing facility-based services and augmenting professional and community knowledge to provide more effective HIV care.

HIV support services at KLASS are comprehensive across the care cascade, and includes community outreach, facilitation of HIV testing, linkages into treatment and care, individual and group peer support, treatment compliance activities, as well as a social safety net and temporary shelter for people undergoing HIV treatment.

Training, outreach and advocacy for HIV

KLASS also runs training sessions in association with industry professionals and health departments, as well as advocate to safeguard employment rights among communities affected by HIV. Our legal advocacy is conducted in collaboration with our lawyer, GM Tan and Company, the only law firm in Malaysia whose principal is a transgender man recognised by the Bar Council.

Our reach and impact to-date

KLASS attended to more than 2500 people living with HIV with treatment adherence peer support, case management and temporary shelter services at 11 government hospitals and primary care clinics in central Peninsular Malaysia.

  1. Hospital Sungai Buloh
  2. Pusat Kawalan Kusta Negara
  3. Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang
  4. Hospital Kajang
  5. Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban
  6. Klinik Kesihatan Cheras
  7. Klinik Kesihatan Jinjang
  8. Klinik Kesihatan Sentul
  9. Klinik Kesihatan Kelana Jaya
  10. Klinik Kesihatan Taman Medan
  11. Klinik Kesihatan Seksyen 7 Shah Alam

Our Legacy

Two of KLASS’ grassroots programmes have been adopted by the government as strategies 1 and 2 in its National Strategic Plan to End AIDS by 2030 (NSPEA). The two pioneering endeavours are KLASS’ peer-to-peer support among people living with HIV established in 2002, one of the first in the Asia Pacific region, and its case management programme proposed to the Global Fund in 2014 as a proof of concept. Case management has since been endorsed by the Ministry of Health as the principal HIV support service to outreach, test and treats across all key populations affected by HIV in Malaysia.