The raTrust was founded by Dominika Rejmer, who started the charity in memory of very close friend. This friend had contracted HIV through sex work and died in 2008. Dominika promised her friend to help those like her, with raTrust being formally set up in 2013 after five years of being funded by Dominika's own money.
The charity was set up with the aim of lowering STI and HIV infection rates and ending the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. We plan to do this through face-to-face interaction with those most at risk, as well as education and awareness via the internet, printed media, social media and advertising.