|"Stay healthy 2"|
|Duration||01 February 2009 - 30 September 2009|
|Project goal and objectives||
The main goal of the project is to increase accessibility to HIV/AIDS prevention and care services for the risk group members.
Association of HIV Affected Women and Their Intimates "Demetra" implementing the project had reached the commercial sex workers / injecting drug users (CSW/IDUs) in the "hidden" station (Sodų str.) and other Vilnius City areas (Pulimo and Kalvarijų str.). They received information on health care, social and legal service accessibility. Those CSW/IDUs who are not willing or not ready yet to stop using drugs could receive harm reduction services (they were provided with syringes, condoms, and lubricants). CSW/IDUs were motivated to stop using drugs and to reduce their risky behaviour, they were sent for testing and if needed for treatment. The changes in risky behaviour related to injecting drug use and sexual behaviour were monitored, and health care as well as social needs were evaluated.
Target group members participated in trainings "Client's school" and gained knowledge and skills related to dependencies, HIV and STI prevention, risky behaviour change to safer. Another effect of the training is a possibility to lose touch with the street life, to establish relationships with real individuals who changed their lifestyle and settled in the society (reduced risky behaviour, have job, created a family, etc.)
During the project period the number of individuals who receive mobile services had increased, the new relationships were established and maintained with young (16-24 year old) CSW/IDUs, who have never approached health care institutions and had never participated in the harm reduction services.
During the mobile raids the following information on target group was collected: general information (date of birth, gender, etc.), social - demographic data, data on psychoactive substance use, and data on risky behaviour. This information helps to evaluate the drug use peculiarities, knowledge, risky behaviour, accessibility to health care and social services and legal consultations.
In total 1199 information and consultation services and 115 intermediation and representation services were provided, as well 120 "Client's school" health trainings took place.