|"Self-help group for IDU's with high HIV infection risk and information workshops for former IDU's"|
|Duration||01 November 2007 - 31 July 2008|
|Project goal and objectives||
Main goal of the project is prevention of HIV transmission among IDU's in Vilnius Correction House No. 2 and Alytus Correction House.
NGO "Pusiaukelis" organized self-help group meetings in Vilnius Center for Addictive Disorders, Vilnius Correction House No. 2, Alytus Correctional House. A cycle of self-help group meetings in all settings was conducted by peer group member - former IDU's. The meetings took place take place every week at Vilnius Center for Addictive Disorders, every second week at Vilnius Correction House No. 2 and every second week at Alytus Correction House. In total there were 22 meetings arranged in Vilnius Center for Addictive Disorders, 20 meetings at Vilnius Correction House No. 2 and 13 meetings at Alytus Correction House. The duration of one meeting - 2-3 hours. Social psychological consultations on individual issues for the target group members after self-help group meetings were organized.
Posters and leaflets were prepared and disseminated for the target group members.
Meetings with the staff members of Vilnius Correction House No. 2 and Alytus Correction house were conducted in order to get feedback of the project implementation, to discuss possibilities how to improve the activities and how to overcome challenges and problems. Workshops on HIV prevention and treatment were also held in rehabilitation centre "Pusiaukelis". Duration of one workshop - 4 hours.