key populations

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 prevents the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana by targeting prevention activities at the most at risk populations.

YCG, in partnership with the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), provides HIV prevention services to key populations in Region 1 of Guyana with funding provided through grants awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC). The project offers a range of prevention services including peer outreach and education, support group meetings, life skills sessions, risk reduction counseling and psychosocial support, counseling and testing for HIV, and stigma and discrimination training. In addition, YCG distributes condoms, lubricants, and behavior change communication materials.

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.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV/AIDS addresses the reduction of stigma and discrimination within churches and communities. The Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV/AIDS engages the local community to promote positive health, dignity, and prevention.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), REDOVIH+ works in a consortium with Amigos Siempre Amigos (ASA), Batey Relief Alliance (BRA), and Movimiento de Mujeres Unidas (MODEMU) in the Santo Domingo, Monte Plata, and San Cristobal regions of the Dominican Republic. The Consortium works to improve HIV services for MSM and transgender individuals through training, personal development, community and social capital formation, and integrated HIV services for sex workers.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Linden Care Foundation provides care and support and prevention services for men who have sex with men (MSM), commercial sex workers, miners, loggers, and Amerindians. These services include adherence counseling, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training, capacity building and life skills, nutritional education, and psychosocial support. The program will also include reproductive health education and PMTCT Plus sessions for key populations.

The Linden Care Foundation emerged from the Regional AIDS Committee in 2001 to work towards the prevention and reduction of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STI). Through the implementation of several youth-targeted awareness programs, the Linden Care Foundation aims to reduce the spread of HIV in Region 10 of Guyana. The organization also provides care and support services for people living with HIV (PLHIV), including children living with or affected by HIV.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Lifeline Counseling mitigates the impact of HIV on individuals and families through social, psychosocial, physical, and spiritual services. The program offers parenting training, counseling, prevention sessions, education and social integration sessions, life skills development, educational session, and child care assessment and supervision.

Lifeline Counseling reduces the impact of HIV on individuals and families through education, counseling, care and support services, and trainings. The organization offers voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), programs for orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC), as well as home-based and palliative care. Through partnerships with other private and public organizations, Lifeline reduces HIV-related stigma and discrimination for people living with or affected by HIV.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Hope Foundation implemented their Community Empowerment for Key Affected Populations project. The project works within the framework of Guyana’s national strategic plan to make HIV services accessible and expand access to community-based health services. The program provides a minimum package of HIV services for prevention including voluntary testing and counseling, community outreach programs, and support groups.

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