Grant won by AIDS in an amount of EUR 29,998 for the implementation of the project ” Preventing HIV / AIDS in high-risk groups in the Prefecture of Elbasan ” . The project was supported by the Partnerships in Health Programme under the Western Balkans to fight HIV / AIDS .
Project Purpose : To increase the response to HIV / AIDS in the prefecture of Elbasan , in order to keep the spread of HIV and prevent transmission to decrease in the future.
Target groups were high-risk groups , resident in the prefecture of Elbasan : Sex Workers , Men who have sex with other men , drug users and emigarnet .
The main results of the project were :
The level of knowledge and practice in the prevention of HIV / AIDS were applied in focus groups and quantitative evaluations , in order to identify the major defects in the information and education .
Information was made ??possible bases and the risky behaviors that lead to HIV infection and knowledge of the communities had grown .
Structures were created in education on HIV / AIDS .
The basis for the creation of a voluntary consultation and testing center in Elbasan ( VCTC ) was hospitalized .