HIV and AIDS prevention among MSM

January 2016 – September 2018: “HIV and AIDS prevention and awareness raising among MSM in Shirak, Lori regions and in Yerevan city”.

 

GOAL OF THE PROJECT

  • To support the implementation of the National Program of Armenia on Response to HIV through elimination of HIV and AIDS cases among MSM  and raising their awareness.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT 

  • To create an MSM supportive environment in RA in the field of HIV prevention.
  • To promote safe sexual relations behavior (included use of condoms and water-based lubricants)
  • To increase awareness of STI (sexually transmitted infection), HIV and AIDS as well as related problems among MSM

 

PROVIDED SERVICES

By the doctor

  1. Pre-test voluntary consultation
  2. HIV testing
  3. Post-test consultation
  4. Free STI consultation
  5. In case of sero-positive cases – referring to the National Center for AIDS Prevention of RA

 

By the outreach worker

  1. Identification of beneficiaries
  2. Provision with information to MSM about HIV, AIDS, STI
  3. Distribution of condoms, lubricants and IE Materials
  4. Provision of information about the medical services of the VCT doctor

 

DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

  • MSMs from Shirak, Lori regions and Yerevan City.

 

COOPERATION GROUPS

  • National Center for AIDS Prevention of RA
  • Active NGOs working in the field

Project implemented with the financial support of the Global Fund against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Mission East/Armenia.

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