Mobilising energy in AIDES means raising awareness and informing the entire population. It also means supporting infected and affected people who wish to build a collective identity to work for the fight against HIV/Aids. In France and abroad this dynamic is the foundation of our action.
Each regional office develops actions according to the context and the needs of the local population. These actions are based on the spread of specific information and prevention tools. The venues are chosen according to the target group. Conferences, meetings and debates are organised on a regular basis, targeting such and such a group.
Harm reduction programmes are run in the field by AIDES and are coordinated in a community-based way. AIDES is intended to serve every body but specifically people who are particularly vulnerable to infection, such as prisoners, migrants, homosexuals, drug users, women and deaf people.
Distribution of prevention information and material, drop-in centres in specific places, interventions in specialised facilities, party scenes, in the streets by prevention facilitators, needle exchange programmes, distribution of prevention kits, awareness days, drop-in centres.
Gay men and MSM
Rapid testing, counselling, distribution of prevention information and material, especially in gay venues, cruising areas, shops and the gay party scene. Mobile drop-in centres, festivals, debates, interventions on beeches, conferences and so on.
Rapid testing, counselling, distribution of prevention information and material, especially in the communities. Mobile drop-in centres, festivals, debates, conferences and so on.
Actions for women aim to improve women’s ability to talk about risk and to strengthen their capacity to protect themselves and get treatment.
Inform and raise awareness with the authorities, health professionals and the general population on the specifics of HIV infection among women.
- Setting up workshops on sexual health and self esteem in women’s organisations, social centres, hostels etc
- Setting up special drop-in centres for women
- Creating focus groups for HIV positive women
- Promoting the female condom
- Producing and distributing information
- Setting up campaigns for the general publ