Europe and Eurasia

Georgia (Total GHCS-State: $850,000)

USAID ($850,000): The USG’s focus on HIV prevention remains a major priority. While Georgia is still a low prevalence country, the existence of injecting drug use, the commercial sex industry, and areas of sustained conflict place Georgia at risk for an expanding HIV/AIDS epidemic. The activities planned by USAID in FY 2010 include: community-level interventions targeting IDUs; VCT services targeting IDUs, MSM, CSW; mobile medical laboratory services; BCC campaigns; interventions for other at-risk groups, including youth; outreach and education through the Healthy Lifestyles curriculum and other activities to educate youth about HIV; building capacity for the National Center for Disease Control to conduct, monitor, and analyze Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BSS); institutional capacity-building for local NGOs; stigma reduction; leading efforts to develop a National HIV Prevention Communication Strategy; and engaging in national policy dialogue to reform laws which impede the effectiveness of prevention activities. USAID will also continue to contribute to multi-sectoral efforts to address illicit drug use and prevention of HIV, along with activities implemented under the Drug Demand Reduction program within the Counter-Narcotics area of the Peace and Security foreign assistance objective. U.S. Government interagency website managed by the Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
and the Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. State Department.
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