PROMOTING AVAILABILITY & QUALITY PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DETECTION & CARE FOR HIV-POSITIVE KEY POPULATIONS

Country: Kyrgyzstan || Duration: January 2012 – July 2013 || Donor: The Global Fund || Budget: $2,148,446

GOAL

Slowing the spread of HIV among key populations by improving the availability and quality of prevention, treatment and care within the national response to the HIV epidemic.

FOCUS

  • People who inject drugs
  • Prisoners
  • Sex workers
  • Men who have sex with men
  • People living with HIV

OUTCOMES

  • Strengthening vulnerable communities;
  • Improving access of key populations to HIV prevention and treatment;
  • Improving the efficiency of HIV prevention among key populations;
  • Improving the quality of harm reduction services (increasing the effectiveness of needle exchange programs,
  • Improving access to HIV diagnosis and treatment and TB services for IDUs, improving social support for IDUs);
  • Improving the quality of comprehensive prevention services for sex workers and MSM;
  • Improving the quality of comprehensive prevention services in the penitentiary system;
  • Increasing the availability and quality of services for the prevention, treatment, care and support for PLHIV;
  • Improving access to TB care, antiretroviral therapy, maintaining a high level of adherence to treatment, ensuring access to health and social prevention services for IDU, SW, MSM, PLHIV, prisoners.

ACTIVITIES

  • Supporting the creation and strengthening of social institutions, strengthening the capacity of existing services, supporting various mechanisms to involve clients in the program (outreach work, telephone counseling service, etc.) and developing partnerships, associations and networks of IDU, SW, MSM;
  • Organizing harm reduction programs, treatment preparation programs, drop-in centres, rehabilitation centres, social hostels, as well as health and social services, including friendly STI and pharmaceutical services;
  • Addressing the needs and requirements of customers in quality prevention materials such as syringes, needles, condoms, lubricants, overdose prevention items, disinfectants, information and education materials.