Regional Training of Trainers Workshop “HIV prevention among sex workers”

23 August 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 Republican AIDS Center is going to held a workshop on HIV/AIDS among sex workers.
The Objective of the workshop is
to build the capacity of a core group of trainers to train, sensitise and build a supportive environment for implementing an effective national response to HIV prevention among sex workers.

Output of the workshop

• Skills of a core group of regional trainers strengthened and enhanced in Central Asia to provide technical assistance to ensure that the regions’ proposals to the Global Fund are implemented and achieved
Outcomes of the workshop

• Core trainers identified, established and trained with a view to strengthening harm reduction programmes among sex workers in the region
• Sustainable mechanisms put in place for conducting regular ToT workshops

Key items of Agenda

• Outcomes of sentinel behavioural and serological surveillance for HIV among sex workers in the 4 regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
• Communication exercise to improve trainer’s skills;
• Safe Sex. Who is at risk
• Regional practices of implementing HIV/AIDS prevention programme among sex workers

Participants: Representatives of governmental health (AIDS Centers, STI clinics) NGOs including project staff from the sites of piloting projects, journalists and one regional expert to conduct and moderate the discussion, around 30 people.

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