GM-0058: Improving Capacity to Deliver Effective HIV Services for Key Affected Populations in Guyana

    Award Period:
    February 01, 2014 to September 30, 2015

 Country: Guyana  |  Associated APC Country Office: Guyana

Community Health Matters Focus Area:

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), United Bricklayers targets key populations including men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW) in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana to reduce the spread of HIV. The organization provides peer education, condom and lubricant promotion and distribution, risk assessment and reduction, and economic strengthening activities. Additionally, United Bricklayers offers referrals for screening, care and treatment, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and behavior change activities. These behavior change activities include support groups and capacity building sessions designed to address stigma and discrimination and impart skills that will provide alternative means of income generation.

Keywords: Guyana, capacity building, HIV/AIDS, key populations, testing and counseling, training