Avanzada Coprecos LAC

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Objectives

CAI was the approved Principal Recipient for the project, with fifteen COPRECOS Countries that served as Sub-Recipients over the five year project plan.

Current partipating countries:
Brazil
Colombia
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Nicaragua
Panamá
Paraguay
Peru


Additional countries in the projcect plan included: Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, Haiti, and Uruguay.
The objectives included:

  • Leaders within the uniformed services of each country developed and implemented policies that reduced stigma and discrimination against populations at high risk for HIV, which included persons living with HIV, men who have sex with men (MSM), women, ethnic minorities, sex workers, intravenous drug users, and persons of trans-gender experience.
  • Increased direct HIV prevention services for the members of the Uniformed Services, which included condom accessibility (particularly in high priority areas), behavior change communication (BCC), Counseling, Testing and Referrals, support and care for positives, the integration of HIV prevention curricula into the academies and centers of recruitment, and joint projects with governmental and civilian agencies.
  • Strengthening in-country systems, including the development of infrastructure and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, baseline and endline bio-behavioral studies and pharmaceutical supply chain management.
  • Improved integration with national AIDS programs and other donors in the countries and the region, which included the development of strategic plans and harmonization with national strategies.

The achievement of these objectives contributed towards the achievement of the larger Project Goals of, inter alia, a reduction in the number of new HIV infections within the most-at-risk population(s) of Uniformed Services personnel.