“From Heart to Heart” finished the social project “Social Prevention (Tertiary)” in Kaniv District. During the four months of implementation, the project managed to reach 68 people at risk.
The project aimed to reduce the number of new cases of HIV infection among vulnerable groups, including training and education, and the creation and support of the functioning of mutual assistance groups and PLWHA therapeutic communities. Also within the framework of the project there were informative events aimed at helping to overcome the problem, stigma and self-stigmatization.
New clients were screened for tuberculosis and taught how to protect themselves and pay attention to the primary symptoms of the disease. In addition, participants received care packages: sterile instruments, alcohol wipes, condoms and informational materials. A social worker helped them undergo medical examinations, counseling and guided them to other institutions and professionals. During the project, 20 people received a social support service.
The mechanism of social project was worked out within the framework of the Pilot “Constancy of HIV-services in Cherkasy region”, which is implemented with the support of the USAID Ukraine Project “HIV Reforms in Action”.