„Sustaining and scaling up HIV/AIDS and STI Prevention Programs for MARPs – FSWs, MSM and prisoners”
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„Sustaining and scaling up HIV/AIDS and STI Prevention Programs for MARPs – FSWs, MSM and prisoners”

„Sustaining and scaling up HIV/AIDS and STI Prevention Programs for MARPs – FSWs, MSM and prisoners”

Donor: The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

Goal: Prevention of HIV/AIDS and STIs among prisoners, FSWs and MSM.

Objectives:

–        Sustaining and functioning of counseling, diagnostic and treatment centers in 5 regions of Georgia (Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Zugdidi and Telavi);

–        Providing MARPS with Voluntary counseling and Testing on HIV;

–        Providing MARPs with free of charge STI testing and treatment;

–        Running of Popular opinion leader (POL) HIV prevention programme for MSM;

–        Providing Peer Education trainings to MSM and FSWs;

–        Organizing educational events for MSM;

–        Running of Peer Driven Intervention (PDI) among FSWs;

–         Strengthening capacity of prison medical staff on Voluntary Counseling and Testing on HIV (VCT) in 12 prisons;

–        Trainings for Medical staff working in penitentiary systems;

–        Providing prisoners with voluntary counseling and testing on HIV(VCT);

–        Organizing and sustaining of self supporting groups for HIV positive prisoners;

–        Providing prisoners with Peer Education trainings on HIV/AIDS, STI and Drug Abuse;

–        Supporting of revealed HIV positive prisoners in coordination with IDACIRC for further testing and treatment;

–        Monitoring and supervision of VCT centers in 12 prisons;

–        Providing MSM prisoners with educational meetings on HIV/AIDS.

Partner organizations: Georgian Dermato Venerology Association; Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center (IDACIRC)

Implementation period: April 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014

Implemented by: Tanadgoma head office (Tbilisi), Batumi, Kutaisi, Zugdidi, Telavi branches and Healthy Cabinets located at the same area.