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Expanded HIV Prevention Programs on Lao Northern Economic Corridor (Route 3)

Expanded HIV Prevention Programs on Lao Northern Economic Corridor (Route 3)

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Published by: Asian Development Bank on Nov 17, 2010
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Gaps in capacities for service delivery
Project Working Teamsrepresenting different sectors,therefore limited capacity and experience in:-Basic HIV/STI knowledge,-Behaviour Change Communication,-Research qualitative (baseline assessment)-Working with men who have sex with men-Working with private sector on health issuesServices:-Condoms-STI treatment services only in the hospital but lowutlisiation. None at the casino (but a Chinese speakingclinic)
Activities undertaken
PWT level:
Provision of training on HIV/STI, BCC, data collection andanalysis
Technical theory followed by supported practicalapplication in the field and review
Initial baseline assessment, analysis and subsequentdevelopment of activity plans
Implementation led by PWTs in collaboration with Burnettechnical team–practical ‘’on the job’’training
Introduction on -men who have sex with men
Training on working with the private sector by TBCA.
PCCAs & Burnet staff approach the companymanagement
All the PWT members have opportunities to be involved inthe implementation
Activities undertaken
Community level:
Village volunteers have very limited formal educationRequired sessions on basic HIV/STI knowledgeSupported with Peer Education strategies (tested in Laos)Monthly meetings with the PWTs are designed to assistthese volunteers in dealing with the questions from theirfriends.Refresher training
Private sector peer educators have limited timeOutreach activities are being supported by PWT as well aspeer educators
Activities undertaken
Services (limited access to condoms & lack STI treatment atthe company sites):
Training on STI treatment provided to health staff andfrom a mobile team to the project sites (casino and coalmine).
Mobile STI treatment and condom revolving funds areplanned by the PCCA in these areas.
Need further discussions on how to improve access tocondoms and STI treatment for village youth.

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