HIV epidemic is growing in Russia, especially among people who use drugs. The health authorities oppose effective prevention programs in this group, such as harm reduction. ARF is the only organization that provides harm reduction services to drug users in Moscow. Unfortunately, most domestic and international donors do not finance HIV prevention in Russia any more. As a result, ARF relies a lot on private donations to provide health and legal services.
Your donations will help ARF maintain a steady supply of clean needles, condoms, vitamins, wound treatments, HIV and hepatitis tests, naloxone to prevent overdoses, pregnancy tests and hygienic products for women, and education materials to support approximately 4000 people who use drugs in Moscow. Thanks to your efforts, they will receive counselling, testing, referral to municipal medical services, legal aid and empowerment, warmth from heart to heart and much-needed support from their peers
ARF believes that the society should be able to protect its most vulnerable members, such as drug users. If the government refuses to help, the NGOs should help. Our work is aimed at protecting the vulnerable. ARF helps drug users to protect their health, their dignity and human rights. We help to prevent HIV and hepatitis, avert overdose, and obtain drug treatment. Our main mission is to give people hope and the support they need so much!
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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Against the grain: the story of ARF