Project information

Project title

"Improvement of accessibility of HIV/AIDS prevention and care among injecting drug users in Jurmala"
Duration 01 October 2008 - 15 October  2009
Project goal and objectives

The main goal of the project is to improve and expand effective HIV / AIDS prevention among injecting drug users in Jurmala by establishment of new stationary low-threshold center. Project objectives are:

  • To improve the needle and syringe programs coverage;
  • To encourage IDUs take part in pharmacological treatment programs;
  • To provide voluntary HIV testing and counseling;
  • To develop drug overdose prevention programme as well as other harm reduction programs in Jurmala.
  • Established addiction prevention center in Jurmala, which is working 5 days a week;
  • The Center had attracted 114 customers / planned amount 100;
  • HIV express testing is available in Jurmala again. During project we conducted 35 tests;
  • Needle and syringe programme started in the center: distributed 13,200 syringes, collected 10,713 used syringes, instead of 6000 planned; distributed 6959 needles, collected  5867 needles, instead of 5000  planned;
  • Provision of regular consultation of  IDUs. Performed consultations - 514 / planned 400;
  • Regular publicity activities about the project. 13 publications in website, issued 1000 stickers and 388 lighters with information about the center.

UNODC budget

10,000.00 LVL