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Ukrainian NGO Works to Stop Spread of HIV Among Sex Workers

During a recent visit to Kyiv, Michel Kazatchkine — the U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia — toured the Ukrainian capital’s various harm-reduction programs, aimed at stopping the spread of HIV. Among those was the nongovernmental organization Eney (Aeneas), which specializes in providing medical and legal assistance to female sex workers in Kyiv.

Eney was founded in 1999, when it began work with drug addicts. In 2008, it expanded its operation to address sex workers.

Viktor Borisov, head of the harm reduction program, says the group works directly with sex workers in apartments, along highways, and on …read more

Source: Voice of America

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