|"Strengthening HIV/AIDS prevention capacities in Mažeikiai district"|
|Duration||01 January 2008 - 31 December 2008|
|Project goal and objectives||
The main goal of the project is to improve the access to HIV/AIDS prevention services for IDUs in Mažeikiai district.
During the project implementation Mažeikiai Lodging House premises were renovated and equipped to meet the hygienic requirements for provision of harm reduction services. The services for the IDUs were provided everyday.
In order to increase professional capacity of the staff providing harm reduction services for IDUs in Mažeikiai district, a seminar "Lodging house problems connected with addiction, HIV prevention and social services implementation" was organized in the premises of the lodging house. As well a study tour "Low threshold services extension in the town of Kuldiga" to low threshold cabinet in Kuldiga, Latvia was organized to familiarize and share experience among the personnel. During the study tour to Vilnius, staff members visited Lithuanian AIDS center, Vilnius Center for Addiction Disorders and Roma community, where they were able to know more about the low threshold cabinet activities, working methods with patients, mobile service provision, etc.