|Project title||Civil society against stigmatization - HIV/AIDS campaign for the most vulnerable groups|
|Thematic area||Provision of welfare and basic service to vulnerable groups|
|Name of the organization||Civil Aids Forum|
|Postal address||1114 Budapest, Bocskai út 17. fszt. 3.|
|Project manager||Mocsonaki László|
|Project timeframe||September 1st, 2014 - February 29th, 2016|
|Amount of support||67,555 €|
In Hungary, the number of people diagnosed with HIV has doubled in the last five years. Despite this, the support for the prevention is being reduced, and no sufficient emphasise is put on the screening of especially vulnerable groups (e.g..: homosexuals, sex workers, drug users). Volunteers and specialists work together in the project to have screening centres all over the country with no prejudices, where the members of the LGBT community, sex workers and drug users receive respectful services. Besides the screening centres, the workers will help the members of the vulnerable groups at community locations with advice on themes of prevention, screening and the management of life. The organisation plans to involve, train and put on the field 20 peer activists, besides providing services for 2000 people. Thanks to the project, the state services will be more sensitive to the needs of the vulnerable groups on one hand and the affected communities will be become more active in their advocacy for their interest and for the mutual help in the community. Finally, a health care policy suggestion will be compiled that could serve as the basis for a national AIDS strategy that takes into account the aspects of the vulnerable groups and is able to reduce the spread of the disease– which is everybody’s shared interest.