HRI is working together with Key Population Investment Fund to implement a Project “Extending GBV services to curb HIV/AIDs Infections to Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Trans-women, Queer and Female Sex Workers in Arua/Westnile” since last year.
We have so far tested 200 FSW for HIV/AIDS. Out of the 200 tested, only one FSW turned positive and was linked to care immediately. We also screened 29 FSW for PreP, and out of these 27 were eligible for Prep.
Our Peer Educators directly engaged cell meetings to ensure:
- PrEP refill
- Linkages and referral
- Follow up
- Distribution of HIV self-testing kit
- Peer-to-peer support
Due to this, the number of GBV cases has greatly dropped in the region thus curbing the raise of HIV/AIDS infections among FSWs, Lesbians, Bi-sexual and Trans-women.