Friday, May 3, 2013

HIV Prevention for Street Based Injecting Drug Users

AeN is providing following services to street-based Injecting Drug Users to enable them to improve their knowledge, change behavior, develop skills and improve health:
  • Harm reduction services, including needle exchange
  • Information on proper use and dispose off used syringes 
  • Implementation of appropriate behavior change interventions
  • Provision of condoms and information on proper use and disposal
  • Primary healthcare including wound dressing, abscess drainage and syndromic management of STIs using national guidelines
  • Education on sexual and reproductive health and STIs, and access to acceptable and appropriate services for STIs
  • Access to Voluntary Confidential Counseling and Testing (VCCT) services for Street-based IDUs and their regular sexual partners
  •  “Care and Support” program
  • Promoting an enabling environment in the project area
  • Residential detoxification and substitution therapy on a pilot basis

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