Research Among IDUs in Volkhov

Project Title: Rapid HIV testing, Counseling on Social and Medical Issues, and Interviewing the population in Volkhov region of Leningrad Oblast.   Project Target: self-test…

Project Title: Rapid HIV testing, Counseling on Social and Medical Issues, and Interviewing the population in Volkhov region of Leningrad Oblast.
 
Project Target: self-test and interview drug users (DU) in the Volkhov region of Leningrad Oblast in order to identify the risks of HIV transmission within this group; counsel on issues of HIV transmission, prevention, and treatment.
 
Target group: drug users living in the Volkhov region of Leningrad Oblast.
 
Coverage: 150 individuals.
 
Start date: July 15, 2016.
 
Planned completion date: December 1, 2016.
 
Commissioned by: The Leningrad Oblast Committee of Health.
 
Contract total: 910 800 rubles.
 
Main steps of the project’s implementation:
 
Develop the interview guide and supporting documentation, recruit and hire staff. (completed)
 
Outreach work among DUs in order to inform them about the project. (completed)
 
Interview and rapid HIV test 150 individuals who are drug users living in the Volkhov region of Leningrad Oblast (using OraQuick saliva tests which the clients did on their own following a pre-test consultation and detailed instructions). (completed)
 
Analyze the results of the tests and interviews, write an analytical report. The interim results will be presented to the commissioner by November 20, 2016.
 

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