Kyrgyzstan

© Frontline AIDS

We’re on the frontline of HIV prevention in Kyrgyzstan, working to improve the national response to the HIV epidemic and support the country’s most marginalised communities.

The rate of HIV infection in Kyrgyzstan is much higher among marginalised communities, such as people who use drugs and sex workers, than the general population. And, while deaths from AIDS-related illness have fallen in the past decade, new infections have risen 21%.

We want to reverse that trend and are working to provide these marginalised communities with access to better healthcare and prevention services.

DID YOU KNOW?

● 12.4% of people who use drugs are living with HIV.
● 11.3% of prisoners are living with HIV.
● 6.3% of men who have sex with men (MSM) are living with HIV.

OUR PARTNER

Anti-AIDS Association (AAA)

Our work with AAA concentrates on finding ways to strengthen Kyrgyzstan’s national response to HIV.

To make this happen, AAA works with a number of community-based organisations, offering them financial and technical assistance. The team also delivers HIV programmes specifically designed to improve healthcare services for key marginalised groups, including sex workers, MSM and people living with HIV.

Prevention is crucial if we are to curtail the country’s rising transmission rates. That’s why, in 2016, AAA aimed its prevention work at transgender people, clients of sex workers and MSM.

OUR IMPACT IN KYRGYZSTAN

In 2016, AAA reached:

● More than 7,000 people with needle and syringe programmes.
● More than 4,000 people who use drugs with prevention services.

Will you help us end aids?

I would like to make a donation of:

Please enter the amount you would like to donate, ie: '10.00'