Regional ToT workshop “Review of regional experience in HIV/AIDS prevention among injecting drug users” 9-11 July (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

9 July 2004

Within the project called “Strengthening Technical Capacities of Policy Makers, Professionals and NGOs from Central Asian Countries to Implement key activities in HIV/AIDS responses” UNESCO Almaty office in partnership with UNAIDS and with the collaboration of the Kyrgyz Narcological Centre and AFEW NGO is going to held a workshop on HIV/AIDS among IDUs.

The objective of the workshop is to build common understanding of the efficient policy and regional partnership in implementing HIV prevention interventions among IDUs.
Key Items of the agenda:
  • Human rights issues relevant to the use of drugs
  • Regional practices of implementing harm reduction strategies among IDUs
  • Access of the target groups to the package of services
  • Experience of substitution therapy among IDU
  • Provision of HAART to IDU living with HIV
  • IEC: Role of communication and counselling skills, peer education and production of the group targeted messages
  • Results of situation assessments, projects evaluation
  • Outcomes of sentinel behavioural and serological surveillance for HIV among IDU in the region
  • World best practice examples
Participants: Representatives of governmental health (AIDS and Narcologic centers), NGOs including project staff from the sites of piloting projects, journalists and one regional expert to conduct and moderate the discussion, around 35 people.

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