The project aims to prevent and manage HIV / AIDS among injecting drug users (NIMs) by reducing the risks associated with drug use. This is accomplished through a syringe delivery program, voluntary counseling and testing centers, peer-to-peer education services, and outreach. The Georgia Harm Reduction Network implements HIV / AIDS prevention programs among injecting drug users in several regions of Georgia: Tbilisi, Telavi, Gori, Batumi, Kutaisi, Samtredia, Zugdidi and Sokhumi. In all of the above cities, the combined centers operate, providing NIM with the following services:
Distribution of sterile injectables and voluntary counseling and testing for HIV, hepatitis C and B and syphilis;
Distribution of syringes, condoms, informational materials among beneficiaries of the center:;
Raising awareness of drug users about HIV / AIDS and less risky behavior through peer interventions (PDI);
Free and anonymous consultations with an infectionist, therapist, drug addict, lawyer for beneficiaries;
The project has been running since 2008. The project period is 5 years.