Bio Behavioral Surveillance Survey with biomarker component among HIV/AIDS risk groups, identifying the number of injective drug users (IDU), operations survey, 2012
The project was implemented with financial support from Global Projects Implementation Center.
The project “Behavioral Surveillance Survey with biomarker component on HIV/AIDS in high risk groups, identifying the number of injective drug users, operations survey” aimed at creating credible/valuable source of information which will serve as the evidence for planning national programs on HIV/AIDS and assessing national response.
In terms of targeting HIV/AIDS risk groups the objectives of the project was as following: a) Conducting bio-behavioral surveillance surveys among high risk groups, b) defining the number of injective drug users and c) conducting operations survey. All these objectives served the goal of identifying barriers that impede injective drug users to receive counselling and testing services.
Behavioral surveys with bio-marker component among high risk groups took place within the time frame set by the HIV/AIDS National Plan among IDUs, prisoners, commercial sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM).
The following serways were implemented:
- HIV risk and prevention behaviors among People Who Inject Drugs in six cities of Georgia, 2012
- HIV risk and prevention behavior among Female Sex Workers in two cities of Georgia, 2012
- IHIV risk and prevention behavior among Men who have Sex with Men in Tbilisi, Georgia, 2012
- HIV risk and prevention behaviors among Prison Inmates in Georgia, 2012
- Survey of Barriers to HIV Testing Among People who Inject Drugs in Georgia, 2012
The project was implemented by the Curatio International Foundation, National Center for Desease Control and Public Heatlh, public union “Bemoni” and Medical-Psychological Association “Tanadgoma”.