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2012 Red Ribbon Award Winners

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Prevention of sexual transmission

The Help, Myanmar, focuses on prevention, care and support and advocacy targeting men who have sex with men (MSM) and works to ensure that the voices of vulnerable and stigmatized MSM are heard and their issues taken up at the national level. All members of the HELP are MSM and almost half of them are living with HIV.

SEROvie, Haiti, has a dual focus of health and rights for Haiti’s sexual minorities and became a vital source of aid, support and advocacy in the wake of the January 2010 earthquake. SEROvie conducts HIV prevention, health referrals, and psychological and social support, as well as home-based care visits, vocational training and a micro-credit programme.

 

Prevention among people who use drugs

Afraye Sabz Association, Iran, is in Kermanshah Province, which has increasing numbers of people living with HIV, specifically among young people who inject drugs. The association focuses on HIV awareness, especially among youth, by providing educational and other complementary services, as well as support to PLHIV and their families and those affected by HIV and AIDS.

Espolea, Mexico, offers a space where young people feel free to think, create and perform and focuses on three main issues relating to young people: HIV, gender, and drug policy and harm reduction. They work for a consolidated, comprehensive national agenda for young people that encourages their participation locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Treatment, care and support

The Kenya Hospices & Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) represents all of the country’s palliative care service providers with the mission to scale up palliative care services to bridge the very significant gap between those who receive services and those in need. Approximately 27% of Kenyan hospice patients receive palliative care for HIV and AIDS and KEHPCA has advocated extensively for the integration of palliative care into health services in Kenya.

Positive Women’s Network (PWN+), Sri Lanka, works to empower its PLHIV members and reduce the discrimination and stigma that women living with HIV face when accessing health services. They also advocate for global and national policies and run two drop in centres operated by PLHIV for PLHIV to provide safe, secure, confidential and stigma-free environments for counselling services, financial and emotional support.

 

Advocacy and human rights

Initiative Group ‘Patients in Control’, Russian Federation is a grassroots initiative started in 2010 that now involves approximately 50 leading activists from across Russia. It organizes street actions, press conferences and roundtables focused on issues such as drug stock-outs and the absence of HIV treatment guidelines. They have achieved significant results in terms of government action on these issues.

Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+), India, seeks to improve the treatment and facilities for PLHIV and provides a platform to help empower patients to make informed treatment decisions. Over the years the group’s work has expanded from a support group to service delivery and advocating human rights.

 

Stopping new HIV infections in children and keeping mothers alive, women's health

Giramatsiko Post Test Club, Uganda, is an organization for and by rural women living with HIV, providing skills and knowledge for HIV prevention, care, support and treatment. They advocate for the rights of women living with HIV and their families and empower them with livelihood skills and expertise. The organization has established 19 Post Test Clubs in the district and outreached in two other districts.

Global Youth Coalition against AIDS (GYCA) Egypt is a group of young activists working to raise community awareness around health issues, specifically taboo topics such as sexual and reproductive health and rights, and advocating for a human rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS interventions that includes accurate information, condoms and needle exchange for young people. They have an initiative focused on women from slum areas.

 

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