Center for Social Expertise
Overview of barriers to access to the continuum care in relation to HIV infection for people living with HIV, TB patients, as well as for key populations: people who inject drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men, taking into account gender and age
The project was implemented by the Centre of Social Expertizes, commissioned by the International Charitable Organization “Eastern European and Central Asian Union of People Living with HIV.”
Project Manager: A. Trofimenko
Project implementation period: July-September 2016.
The purpose of the project: preparation of a review of barriers to access to a continuum care for people living with HIV, TB patients, as well as for the following key populations: people who inject drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men, taking into account gender and age.
The project was implemented in two stages:
- Preparatory stage: a review of the literature was conducted in order to identify barriers to access to the continuum care for HIV positive people in 15 countries; guides, screening and recruiting matrix were developed to conduct focus groups in 7 RAMS (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Estonia, Uzbekistan):
- Conduction of briefings for moderators and recruiters in those countries.
- Development of Guides, screenings, matrix recruitment for in-depth interviews with vulnerable groups.
- Conduction of briefings for interviewers.
- Field stage: Quality Control of FG and GI in 7 countries.
- Preparation of recommendations for the moderators.
- Preparation of transcripts and cuts for 7 countries on the results of the GF and GI.