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Prevention of HIV infection in the Republic of Karelia 2007-2009

Project title Prevention of HIV infection in the Republic of Karelia 2007-2009
Database Data manually inserted in the NDPHS Database
ID in the source database 536
Thematic area HIV/AIDS
Topic Prevention and stabilisation of HIV/AIDS situation in the Republic of Karelia.
Project geographical area Russia
Substate level / administrative units /regions Karelia Republic
Lead partner (organisation) National Institute for Health and Welfare, International Affairs, Finland
Lead partner (owner or/and project manager) no data
Partner organisations Republic of Karelia AIDS Centre
Start date 2007-01-01
End date 2009-12-31
Duration (months) 36
Target audience 1. Health care professionals and psychologists of Republican AIDS centre, medical clinics, educational institutions and pilot institution
2. 17-29 year-old working and studying youth and prison inmates
Summary The project aims to stabilise the HIV/AIDS situation in the Republic of Karelia by improving professional capacity of specialists working in the Karelian health care and educational institutions in the field of HIV prevention work over three years (2007-2009). The project is financed by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is implemented by the International Development Collaboration at STAKES in cooperation with the Republic of Karelia AIDS centre.
Background The persistent spread of HIV infection the Republic of Karelia particularly affects its young people, especially 17-29 year-old youth. In July 2007 the number of documented HIV-infected persons in Karelia constituted 467 persons including 38 persons who were diagnosed with the virus in 2007. Women form one third of the total number of documented cases of HIV infection. Sexual mode of HIV transmission is predominant. The current levels of youth awareness are not sufficient to reduce the level of HIV-infection in the Republic of Karelia. There is the lack of information about HIV prevention among the inmates of local penitentiary institutions. At the same time, that education and health care institutions as well the federal prison authority express their readiness for HIV prevention work.
Objectives The overall project objective is to stabilise the incidence of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Karelia by means of improving professional capacity of health care and education specialists working in the field of HIV prevention.
Specific objectives/indicators 1. To train health care professionals and psychologists of Republican AIDS centre, medical clinics, educational institutions and pilot institutions in HIV prevention.
2. To map and address awareness and risk behaviour among target groups.
3. To raise HIV awareness among working and studying youth of 17-29 years old and prison inmates.
4. To raise HIV awareness among pilot institution employees.
Results 1. Health care professionals and psychologists of Republican AIDS centre, medical clinics, educational institutions and pilot institution trained in HIV prevention.
2. Awareness and risk behaviour among target groups mapped and addressed.
3. HIV awareness among working and studying youth of 17-29 years old and prison inmates improved.
4. HIV awareness among pilot institution employees improved.
Total foreseen budget EUR 290,000
Total implementation costs
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Financing agencies / organisations Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Project's URL / project's website no data
Papers associated with this project no data
Further information no data
Last posted: on 2011-03-12 at 16:30:05

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