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

HIV prevention services to female Drug Users


AeN is working in slums of Lahore and has a network of 40 peer educators. They conduct seminars to create awareness on Drug use and HIV prevention. As a result AeN gets referrals from these areas. AeN is providing treatment and HIV prevention services to female Drug Users/Injecting Drug Users. Still there is a gap that needs to be filled by enhancing quality services for female drug users/injecting drug users and providing following services:
  •  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 

Treatment of Females with Drug Abuse Problem


AeN worked to provide treatment services to female with drug abuse problem from 2006-2009 and the project was funded by UNODC. AeN established two Drop-In Centers in Kachi Basti and Red Light Area, Lahore. The project was implemented with the following objectives:
  • To provide drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation services to females with drug abuse problem
  • To Provide primary health care services and treatment of STIs to females with drug abuse problem
  • To provide HIV/AIDS awareness and education to females with drug abuse problem
  • Implementation of behavior modification tools for assertiveness training, communication skills, role modeling, role rehearsal and negotiation skills for behavioral change and safer sex
  • To develop linkages with existing VCCT facilities for HIV testing
  • http://www.unodc.org/documents/evaluation/ProEvals-2008/PAKI35%20-FINAL.pdf

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Drug Addiction Treatment for Females


AeN worked to provide treatment services to female with drug abuse problem from 2006-2009 and the project was funded by UNODC. AeN established two Drop-In Centers in Kachi Basti and Red Light Area, Lahore. The project was implemented with the following objectives:
  • To provide drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation services to females with drug abuse problem
  • To Provide primary health care services and treatment of STIs to females with drug abuse problem
  • To provide HIV/AIDS awareness and education to females with drug abuse problem
  • Implementation of behavior modification tools for assertiveness training, communication skills, role modeling, role rehearsal and negotiation skills for behavioral change and safer sex
  • To develop linkages with existing VCCT facilities for HIV testing
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