Award Period:
    September 01, 2013 to January 31, 2014

 Country: Guyana  |  Associated APC Country Office: Guyana

Community Health Matters Focus Area:

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Artistes in Direct Support implements HIV/AIDS prevention activities through prevention packages that target several points in the pathway to HIV infection, address major drivers of HIV epidemics with efficacious primary interventions, improve the effectiveness of these interventions through combination, and provide basic strategies that support prevention and respect ethical imperatives for men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW). Program activities include promoting comprehensive HIV testing, linkage to care, risk reduction counseling, life skills, capacity building through multi session knowledge sharing outreaches, viral suppression through early detection, and treatment with antiretrovirals.

Keywords: Guyana, HIV/AIDS, key populations, testing and counseling, vulnerable populations