DOST VCT CENTRES IN SAKOON KORE

DONOR: Dost Welfare Foundation.

BACKGROUND:

Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with over 2.5 million Pakistani citizens, is hosting about 500,000 Afghan refugees who live in refugee camps in the district. The Youth in Peshawar is at high risk of using illicit drugs or being infected with HIV and other STIs due to their high risk sexual and drug use behaviours, inadequate blood screening and general healthcare services available to them.

Overall goal of this intervention is to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS by providing counseling and testing services to the general community and more specifically to drug users.

Direct Beneficiaries:

Progress Indicators

Year 2015

Number of clients given pre-test counseling services

1627

Number of adult patients tested for HIV, Hep B/C and Syphilis

1110

Number of positive patients (HIV, HBS, HCV, Syphilis)

110/141/261/43

Number of child patients tested for   HIV, Hep B/C and Syphilis

517