The Far Away From Home Club
HIV Prevention and Policy Implementation Feedback for Migrant and Mobile Populations in the Mekong River Delta, Viet Nam
UNAIDS Publication
ISBN-13    9789291737321 ISBN-10    9291737321
Order Number    18800061 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2008        27   pages
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Migrants and members of other mobile populations are at elevated risk of exposure to HIV. The Far Away From Home Club is an initiative that focuses on implementing national policies and providing policy feedback from the provinces to national authorities, while organizing prevention activities for migrant and mobile populations in Can Tho City's Ninh Kieu district, Viet Nam. During its development the Club has built a core group of peer educators, direct and indirect sex workers and migrant workers from neighbouring provinces, who have become the main drivers of activities. Through their engagement of the private sector in workplace interventions, outreach at 'hotspots' for direct and indirect sex workers, support for referral systems to voluntary counselling and testing and sexually transmitted infection treatment sites, the Club touches the lives of hundreds of migrants and mobile people every month. The success of the work of the Club will be of interest to both government and nongovernmental organizations.