On December 17-22, 2012, the TS Hub Kiev together with the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) organised a training “Peer Driven Intervention (PDI) to prevent HIV among injecting drug users”. The training is a first step on the way to development of PDI in Malaysia which will be implementing as a part of CAHR project in 2013.

The aim of the training facilitated by Pavlo Smyrnov and Oksana Matiyash (TS Hub Kiev) was to adopt a PDI model in order to address the HIV epidemic in Malaysia. Its main focus was to bring the model to a local context, educate relevant staff and develop all of the documents and tools required for the field work. As a result of the training, a list of practical recommendations was elaborated to support and sustain the model implementation in Malaysia. The PDI will help to increase the coverage of active drug users, in particular female drug users, who have so far not been reached by prevention activities.

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