|"Improvement of HIV/AIDS prevention in Klaipėda district among injecting drug users(IDUs) through KCAD ACO"|
|Duration||02 October 2007 - 02 October 2008|
|Project goal and objectives||
The main goal of the project is to slow down the spread of HIV/AIDS among IDUs, improving and expanding the spectrum of low threshold services provided in Klaipėda Center for Addictive Disorders (KCAD) Anonymous Consulting Office (ACO).
The objectives of the project:
During the project implementation Klaipėda Center for Addictive Disorders had renovated and equipped the office for health care service provision and the cabinet is ready to provide full service for the clients. ACO gained the trust of the clients, therefore they manage to make new and maintain old relationships with the clients indoors and outdoors. This helps to find new IDUs in Klaipėda.
The following services were provided for the IDUs: needle and syringe exchange, condom provision, information and consulting, intermediating and representing client's interests solving medical, social and juridical problems, wound dressings, testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and blood born infections.
A few motivated IDUs decided to stop using drugs and were referred to rehabilitation centers, others are taking detoxication, programme of Minnesota, etc.
The client survey showed that due to carried out project activities most clients reduced risky behaviour: do not share needles and syringes, they stock used needles and syringes in a special way, use condoms and make HIV tests more often. As well the clients return used needles and syringed to the ACO, and this shows that they care about themselves and general population.