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.


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