ByAleksey Lakhov, St. Petersburg Charitable Fund 'Humanitarian Action' (Russia)

These guidelines are intended for use by staff of non-governmental organizations working in the field of “harm reduction” among people who use drugs (PWUD), as well as representatives of public health and social service agencies in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region.

The approaches described here can be adapted according to the capacities and needs of a particular organization, as well as to the local context. This includes the online platforms used, the popularity and demand for which may differ from country to country.

These recommendations could be adapted for web outreach for other key populations vulnerable to HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), tuberculosis (TB) including men who have sex with men, trans* people and women living with HIV.