HIV/AIDS Alliance Ukraine: Combination Approaches for Injecting Drug Users
The Alliance-Ukraine's mission is to reduce the spread of HIV infection and AIDS mortality and alleviate the negative impact of the epidemic through supporting community action against HIV/AIDS in Ukraine and disseminating effective approaches to prevention and care throughout eastern Europe and central Asia.
- Ensure scaled up access of key populations to the comprehensive continuum of client-centered HIV prevention, care and support services.
- Promote active participation and build capacity of communities vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and CSOs to provide services and defend their interests by rendering technical support and resources.
- Develop and promote comprehensive, effective and evidence-based programs, models and mechanisms of responses to a concentrated epidemic.
- Ensure sustainability of services provision through the development of cooperation between communities and public services at the local and national levels, and through advocacy and policy initiatives.
- Develop organizational, technical and financial capacity of Alliance-Ukraine as a national (and regional) leader in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, keen and able to share and learn from experience within the Alliance Global Partnership and beyond.
- VCT in clinics and community centers and through outreach services.
- Harm reduction package (syringes, condoms, informational materials) and substitution therapy for opiate-dependent IDUs.
- Linkages to STI testing and treatment services.
- Peer support groups.
- Peer-Driven Interventions.
- Prevention services reached 195,379 IDUs, 33,449 sex workers, 19,749 MSM and 57,558 prisoners in 2008.
- 6,070 PLWH were provided with ART in 2008.
- 9,875 HIV+ women were given ART for PMTCT in 2008.
- 2,202 people with opioid dependency received substitution therapy in 2008.
- The Global Fund
- USAID and 194 local NGOs